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Don’t delay issuing driving licences

Quader asks BRTA

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 8 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Don’t delay issuing driving licences

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has directed the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) not to make any delay in providing driving licences.

“The delay in issuing driving licences has tarnished all our achievements. So there can be no further delay,” he said.

Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, said this while addressing a view-exchange meeting with the officials of BRTA at its headquarters at Banani in the capital on Tuesday.

The minister came up with the remark as the BRTA halted all types of services from April as the government imposed restrictions and shut down all government and non-government offices. Besides, issuing of smart card driving licenses was halted for long.

Obaidul Quader said even though flights were stopped during the coronavirus period, now manpower export has started with the resumption of flights to different countries.

“It has become urgent to issue driving licenses among the expats. So, there is no option for further delay in issuing driving licenses,” he said.

Talking over political issues, Quader alleged people do not believe in Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s words that the party would establish democracy in an undemocratic way.

“Awami League is vocal against BNP’s evil politics. Now the pro-BNP intellectuals are starting to open their mouths about the BNP’s irregularities,” he said.

Mentioning that the BNP is spreading hatred against the government day and night, Quader said Sheikh Hasina-led government is tolerating it with generosity.

Talking over dengue menace, Quader urged all to work unitedly to contain dengue diseases and conduct cleanliness drive.

Criticising the World Bank, Quader said their words do not match the work.

“Procrastination centring promises on important issues like road safety is not acceptable. If the World Bank delays unnecessarily, we will implement the road safety program with our own funds. If we can build the Padma Bridge with our own funds, we will be able to ensure road safety project ourselves,” he added.