Update March 13, 2016

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Donate buses to education institutions to help ease traffic jam: PM

Sumel Sarker

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Donate buses to education institutions to help ease traffic jam: PM

13 March 2016, Nirapad News: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the well-off people and business organisations to donate buses to the educational institutions to help reduce pressure on the private cars on the streets.

“(Massive) use of buses by the students of the educational institutions would reduce pressure of the (private) vehicles on the streets and thus would ultimately help ease traffic jam in the capital and other cities in the country,” she said.

The Premier said this while handing over keys of seven buses to the authorities of Beershreshtha Lance Naik Noor Mohammad School and College and Beershreshtha Lance Naik Abdur Rouf School and College.

The principals of the two educational institutions received the keys of the buses from the Prime Minister at a simple ceremony at the Prime Minister’s Office here this morning.

After the event, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.

Sheikh Hasina also stressed the need for ensuring quality of the buses, saying that companies concerned will have to produce and import quality buses so that the people could comfortably travel.

Terming Bangalees as a victorious and proud nation, the Prime Minister said Bangladesh must advance upholding its dignity and honour.

She also referred to her government’s stunning success in the power sector and said the country’s current power generation capacity has stood at 14,600 megawatt thanks to various pragmatic steps of the government.

In this connection, the Premier thanked the authorities concerned for the success in the power sector.

While talking about the power sector cooperation with the neighbours, Sheikh Hasina also pointed out that the trans-boundary electricity system is being introduced involving India, Nepal and Bhutan.

Later, the Prime Minister boarded a bus and went round its different section.

PM’s Principal Secretary Md Abul Kalam Azad, PMO Secretary Suraiya Begum, Home Secretary Dr Mozammel Haque Khan, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Major General Aziz Ahmed Khan were present, among others.

Nitol-Niloy Group donated the seven buses having 35 seats each. Of the buses, four were given to Beershreshtha Lance Naik Noor Mohammad School and College and three to Beershreshtha Lance Naik Abdur Rouf School and College located at Peelkhana in the capital.

Earlier, the Premier handed over a 4D unltrasonogram machine to Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialized Hospital and Nursing College.

Chief Executive Officer of the hospital and college Zoitun Binte Solaiman received the machine from the Premier at a simple function at the Prime Minster’s Office.

The hospital and nursing college named after Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib was founded at Kashimpur in Gazipur.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust and Social Welfare Ministry constructed the hospital and nursing college on six acres of land under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme at a cost of Taka 215 crore.

The hospital is offering a comprehensive range of medical services under a joint venture with a Malaysian hospital chain.

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