No price hike during Ramadan: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the business community not to raise the prices of essentials, including sugar and edible oil, during the upcoming Ramadan.
She made the call at a function arranged marking the inauguration and laying the foundation stones of 65 different development activities of economic zones through video conferencing from Ganobhaban in the city.
She also inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 65 development projects including 24 economic zones.
She opened and laid foundation stones of the projects by unveiling plaques through a video conferencing from her Ganabhaban office in the capital this morning.
The inaugurated eleven economic zones are: Mongla Economic Zone at Mongla in Bagerhat district, Meghna Economic Zone and Meghna Economic Industrial Economic Zone at Sonargaon in Narayanganj, Abdul Monem Economic Zone at Gazaria in Munshiganj, Bay Economic Zone at Gazipur Sadar in Gazipur, Aman Economic Zone at Sonargaon in Narayanganj, City Economic Zone at Rupganj in Narayanganj, Kishoreganj Economic Zone at Pakundia in Kishoreganj, East West Special Economic Zone at Keraniganj in Dhaka, Karnaphuli Dry Dock Special Economic Zone at Anwara in Chattogram, and Sreehatta Economic Zone at Moulvibazar Sadar in Moulvibazar.
The premier also laid foundation stones of 13 economic zones and works of five development projects under the initiative of Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA).
They are: Miresharai, Sitakunda and Feni Economic Zones at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Industrial City in Chattogram and Feni districts, Miresharai Economic Zone-2A at Miresharai in Chattogram, BGMEA Garments Park at Miresharai in Chattogram, Mongla Economic Zone-2 at Mongla at Bagerhat, Moheshkhali Economic Zone (Dhalghata) at Moheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar , Jamalpur Economic Zone at Jamalpur Sadar in Jamalpur and Sirajganj Economic Zone at Sirajganj and Belkuchi in Sirajganj, Akij Economic Zone at Trishal in Mymensingh, Cumilla Economic Zone at Meghna in Cumilla, Bashundhara Special Economic Zone at Keraniganj in Dhaka, Standard Global Economic Zone at Gazaria in Munshiganj, Hosendi Economic Zone at Gazaria in Munshiganj and Arisha Economic Zone at Keraniganj in Dhaka.
She opened the commercial production of 16 mills and factories and laid foundation stones of 20 others at the function.
Among others, Salman Fazlur Rahman, PM’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser, Md Abdul Kalam Azad, Principal Coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Office and Paban Chowdhury, Executive Chairman of BEZA, were present on the occasion.