Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today unveiled a Tk 5,000 crore stimulus package with five percent interest rate for the farmers who have been hit hard by the ongoing shutdown amid coronavirus scare. She was holding a videoconference with officials of the districts under Barishal and Khulna divisions. She joined the videoconference from her official residence Gono Bhaban around 10:00am. Meanwhile, the prime minister has also asked people to celebrate Pahela Baishakh at home with family membe
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the people to visit physicians if they experience any symptom of coronavirus and not to pay heed to any rumour about the virus as she issued a 31-point directive last night in view of the Covid-19 outbreak. Sheikh Hasina also warned that no corruption will be tolerated in the relief distribution and advised not to use personal protective equipment (PPE) wholesale by all the people. "The prime minister has given the 31-point instruction in the wake of
"We're facing a little problem; many things have to be imported from China. But we're cautious enough," she said in parliament. The prime minister was taking part in a discussion on the thanksgiving motion on the president's speech. It was her concluding speech at the sixth session of the current parliament. "We're taking steps to import raw materials, including chemicals, for the pharmaceutical industry … we're enquiring about the alternatives, we're taking measures to import even fro
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved a masterplan to free all major rivers in and around Dhaka and Chattogram cities from encroachment and pollution by 2030. The PM also directed all concerned to work to this effect "without any delay", a top official at the local government and rural development ministry told Ftv News. The premier's approval of the masterplan came recently. A high-powered inter-ministerial committee, led by the LGRD minister, finalised it late last year. Under th
Thousands of people are thronging Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital as ruling Awami League is set to stage its 21st council today. AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the two-day council through releasing the symbol of peace pigeon around 3:00pm at the historic venue, the site of Bangabandhu’s landmark 7th March address and surrender of Pakistani troops in 1971.