Prime Minister’s emphasis on crop production considering the global context

Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emphasized on the production of own crops considering the global context. At the same time, the head of government has urged to be self-reliant by utilizing the land and people of the country.

The Prime Minister said this at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday (September 13).

The meeting was held at the NEC conference room in Sherbangla Nagar of the capital. The Prime Minister presided over the meeting via video conference from Gana Bhavan. At the end of the Eknek meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan and State Minister for Planning. Shamsul Alam gave details in the press conference.

A total of 6 projects have been approved in ECNEC’s meeting today. The total cost of implementing the projects will be 8 thousand 749 crore 68 lakh taka. Of this, 5 thousand 929 crores will be given from government funds and 2 thousand 810 crores 64 lakhs from foreign loans.

The Planning Minister said that while approving a project, the Prime Minister said that cultivation should be increased without leaving any land uncultivated. Land should be used optimally. The project must be completed quickly. The Prime Minister thanked the Planning Ministry for being frugal and scrutinizing the project.

The Prime Minister has directed the concerned technicians to be given proper training before purchasing the health sector development and diagnostic equipment. So that the people get proper use of the equipment bought with government money.

Highlighting his own experience, the Planning Minister said, “When I was at the field level in my working life, I saw that many people could not open the health equipment. So how can people get proper service.

In response to a question about the fare of the Metrorail State Minister for Planning. Shamsul Alam said that compared to construction, maintenance cost and comfortable service, the fixed fare of Metrorail is not high. And the planning secretary said that even after the announced fare, the government will incur losses from the metro rail.

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