Take care of environment while taking up development projects: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to take high care of environment and ecology while taking up any development projects.

“Everybody has to pay attention to environment in any project,” she said. “The project has to be executed keeping water reservoirs, adequate green area and rainwater harvesting system,” reports UNB.

The prime minister made the directives while witnessing the designs of four projects, which were presented by the Housing and Public Works Ministry and the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) at her official residence Ganabhaban, said a press release from the Press Wing of the Prime Minister’s Office.

The four projects are Keraniganj Waterfront Smart City, Conservation of Flood Zone at Turag River and Compact Township Development, Construction of Sheikh Hasina International Convention Centre at Zajira end of Padma Bridge in Shibchar (Madaripur) and Construction of Multistoried Residential Building for Government Officials and Employees at Sher-e Bangla Nagar in Dhaka.

Hasina directed the authorities concerned to make sure industries can’t be developed in unplanned ways. The industrial establishments will have to be set up at a specific industrial zone in every area, she said.

“The industrial establishments cannot be built here and there in unplanned ways. This issue must be taken seriously,” she added.

Emphasizing the enhancement of diversity in the case of setting up new industrial enterprises, she said it needs to give importance to the development of agro-processing and IT device-related industrial firms.

The PM also stressed the need for increasing exports and providing subsidies to small industries in this regard.

Chief Whip of the Jatiya Sangsad Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury, Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap, PMO Senior Secretary Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah, and Housing and Public Works Secretary Shahid Ullah Khandaker, among others, were present.

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