PM for marking down industrial areas in every district

pm industry picBangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the industries ministry to mark down industrial areas in every district and conduct a survey to identify the area appropriate for industrial development.
It would encourage the investors to set up businesses using local opportunities, she said adding industrial development is very crucial to make Bangladesh a developed nation in South Asia by 2041.
The prime minister was addressing the officials of the industries ministry during her visit to the ministry at Motijheel in the city.
Sheikh Hasina said though the government has attached importance on private sector industrial growth, but the government officials should keep it in mind that the government has a big role in this sector particularly for proper execution of the industrial policy and monitoring other aspects.
Sheikh Hasina asked the officials to be careful for development of environment friendly industries, not necessarily hearing the hue and cry of the environmentalists always.
She said industries should not be allowed everywhere, but a designated area should be developed with necessary infrastructure and facilities under a well-thought plan to stay away from destroying valuable land and environment.
‘BNP-Jamaat nexus always does the politics of revenge’
janmastami picAnother report says: Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said BNP-Jamaat nexus always does the politics of revenge and tries to make attack on the people of the Hindu community.
“In the name of foiling the January 5 election, the BNP-Jamaat nexus unleashed atrocities on the people of all faiths. Hindu, Muslim, Christian none could escape from the wrath of BNP- Jamaat,” she said.
She added that the BNP-Jamaat in a selected way made attacks on the people who believe in the spirit of the independence. “They killed 17 people in Satkhira alone at that time and they did not see who was Muslim, who was Hindu and who was Christian,” she said. Sheikh Hasina said: “We will have to come out of this place, and build Bangladesh in non-communal spirit for which we fought unitedly during the War of Liberation.”
The Prime Minister made the remarks when leaders of Janmashtami Udjapan Parishad, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad and Mohanagar Puja Udjapon Parishad called on her at her official Ganabhaban residence Sunday evening on the occasion of Janmashtami.
Chief Adviser of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad and Sector Commander Maj Gen (retd) CR Dutta, senior Awami League leader and former minister Suranjit Sengupta, State Minister for Youth and Sports Biren Sikdar, President of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad Kajal Devnath, General Secretary Jayanta Kumar Dev, President of Janmashtami Udjapon Parishad, Bangladesh, Ramesh Chandra Ghosh, General Secretary Tapan Kanti Das and President of Mohanagar Puja Udjapon Parishad JL Bhowmik and ex-President of Janmashtami Udjapon Parishad Debashis Palit spoke at the occasion.
Religious Affairs Minister Principal Motiur Rahman was present at the dais.
She attends the milad and doa mahfil for Ivy Rahman
pm ivy picDaughter of Bangabandhu, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday attended a milad and doa mahfil held at the residence of late Ivy Rahman, former women affairs secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, at Gulshan in the capital after Asr prayers on the occasion of her 10th martyrdom anniversary.
Besides, relatives, friends and well-wishers of the deceased as well as ministers, parliament members, leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies and officials of Bangladesh Cricket Board joined the milad and doa mahfil.
A special munajat was offered on the occasion, seeking eternal peace of the departed soul.
Earlier, the prime minister talked to the family members of Ivy Rahman and consoled them.
On this day in 2004, Ivy Rahman, wife of late Ppresident Zillur Rahman, succumbed to splinter injuries she suffered in the August 21 heinous grenade attack on an AL rally on city’s Bangabandhu Avenue. – Special Correspondent

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