Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Bangladesh's 4122 Crore Taka housing project for Freedom Fighters - BD News Net

 The  Bangladesh government will build houses for widows and children of indigent freedom fighters, martyrs and late heroic freedom fighters. , the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved the project 'Construction of Housing for Indigent Freedom Fighters' at a cost of Taka 4,122.9 crore. Under the project, 30,000 'Bir Nibas' will be constructed for  freedom fighters in all Upazilas and metropolises of 64 districts.

The project was approved at an ECNEC meeting chaired by ECNEC chairperson and Bangladesh   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the NEC meeting room in the capital's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on Tuesday. The Prime Minister participated in the meeting through a video conference from Ganobhaban.

A total of 6 projects were approved by ECNEC. This includes three new projects and three revised projects.

At the end of the meeting, Bangladesh  Planning Secretary Mohammad Zainul Bari gave details about the project in a press briefing.

He said the total cost of the project has been estimated at Tk 5,619.46 crore. Of this, the Bangladesh government will spend Tk 5,519.06 crore from its own funds, loan assistance from foreign sources will be Rs 56.52 crore and the implementing agency's own funding will be Tk 42.06 crore.

If the project 'Building Housing for Indigent Hero Freedom Fighters' is implemented, the social status of the indigent freedom fighters will be enhanced and their socio-economic condition will improve. 

Bangladesh  Planning Commission member Mamun Al Rashid said in response to a question, "Earlier our plan was to build 14,000 'Bir Nibas'." But now we have decided to build 30,000 'Bir Nibas' as a gift from the Prime Minister on the occasion of Mujib Year and 50 years of independence.

Bangladesh  The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, Deputy Commissioner's Office (Metropolitan Concern) and Upazila Nirbahi Officer's Office will implement the project from January 2021 to June 2023.

Planning Secretary Zainul Bari said the Prime Minister has again instructed the concerned officials to complete the work of the project within the stipulated time while maintaining the quality of work.

ECNEC approved Bangladesh  Ministry of Social Welfare's 'Construction of Sports Complex for People with Special Needs' project at a cost of Tk 448.54 crore. The project will be implemented from July 2019 to June 2023.

The Bangladesh  Local Government Department's 'Rural Infrastructure Development in Pirojpur District' project has been approved at a cost of Tk 600 crore. The project will be implemented from January 2021 to June 2025.

Among the revised projects, the Bangladesh  Local Government Department's project 'Road widening and development from Rajshahi Kalpana Cinema Hall to Talaimari Junction' has been approved as the first amendment. The original cost of the project was Tk 184.19 crore and today after revision it is Tk 126.50 crore. As a result, the cost of the project has increased by Tk 36.70 crore.

The Bangladesh  Ministry of Water Resources has approved the first amendment of the project 'Protection of right bank of Padma river in Jajira and Naria upazilas of Shariatpur district'. The cost of the project has been increased by Tk 319.96 crore in the amendment. Now the total cost of the project stands at Tk 1,417.19 crore.

The second amendment of the 'Construction of New 132/33 KV and 33/1 KV Substation Under DPDC' project of the Power Department has been approved. The cost of the project has been increased by Tk 92.25 crore in the second amendment. As a result of the second amendment, the cost of the project now stands at Tk 2,469.94 crore.

Dr Muhammad Yunus sought an unconditional apology from the Bangladesh High Court

 Nobel laureate economist and chairman of Grameen Telecom Dr Muhammad Yunus accused of contempt of court for not implementing the order to reinstate 36 employees of Grameen Telecom. Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Telecom Managing Director Ashraful Hasan have sought an unconditional apology from the High Court. The court then excused them from personal appearance.

Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist Dr. Grameen Telecom on February 18 for not implementing the court order regarding the recruitment of staff. The High Court summoned Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Telecom managing director Ashraful Hasan. They were asked to appear in court at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. At the same time, the court issued a rule as to why no punitive action will be taken against them for not implementing the court order.

 Bangladesh High Court Justice on Tuesday Mojibur Rahman Mia and Justice. A bench comprising Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order.

At the same time, the rule on re-employment of Grameen Telecom employees has been fixed for hearing on April 22 after the Supreme Court's vacation.

Grameen Telecom and Dr Muhammad Yunus in court today. Barrister Rukan Uddin Mahmud was in favor of Yunus. He was accompanied by Barrister Mostafizur Rahman Khan. Deputy Attorney General Barrister Nowroz was on behalf of the state. Russell Chowdhury. Advocate Md. Was a lawyer for the employee. Yusuf Ali. 

Dr Muhammad Yunus "We have complied with the court order," said Muhammad Yunus' lawyer. 36 people of Grameen Telecom are getting salary.

The plaintiffs' lawyer then said it was not true.

Later the court said. Muhammad Yunus and Ashraful Hasan were excused from personal attendance. At the same time, he fixed April 22 for the hearing.


Bangladesh Health DG about Corona lockdown

 Coronavirus infections are on the rise in the country. The number of diagnoses and deaths has increased over the past few days. In this situation, there is no need to give a lockdown in the country, said the Director General of the Department of Health, Prof. ABM Khurshid Alam .

We have not been given any instructions for a strict lockdown," he told reporters at the health department on Tuesday. However, the previous health rules were followed more and more, and there was talk of promoting them.

"We have been instructed - to avoid crowds in restaurants, transport, to mask everyone, not to crowd people in tourist centers."

He said the meeting was instructed on what the Department of Health should do to prevent coronavirus infection.

The DG of health said that the most importance has been given to making wearing of mask compulsory. We have been instructed to seek the help of law enforcement agencies if necessary.

Towards the end of 2019, the first coronavirus was detected in Wuhan, China, and then gradually spread around the world. Corona was first identified on March 7 in Bangladesh. The first death occurred on 17 March. At that time many countries went to lockdown as corona infection was increasing all over the world. Bangladesh was given lockdown even though it was late. Lockdown lasts for 7 days in a row. All offices, courts, business establishments, educational institutions, mills, shops and places of worship were closed and vehicles were banned. People are advised to stay at home. 16 crore people of the country are also under house arrest .

The plan was to divide the country into red, yellow and green zones to control the spread of the virus, and to impose lockdown restrictions according to the situation. The system was also piloted in a few areas. But later it did not go ahead. 

The number of people infected with coronavirus in the country has increased to 5 lakh 60 thousand 6 people. So far 6,597 people have died from this diseas

Bangladesh's 4122 Crore Taka housing project for Freedom Fighters - BD News Net

 The  Bangladesh government will build houses for widows and children of indigent freedom fighters, martyrs and late heroic freedom fighters...