Keeping in view to equip the rural areas with urban amenities for carrying the world before rural-folk, a time-bound working plan will be prepared so that the urban facilities can be reached up to the doorsteps of rural population. This was stated by LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam on Thursday while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a national workshop styled, "My Village My Town: Extension of Urban Amenities to Each Village" at the Hotel Intercontinental.
The "My Village My Town" idea underpins a very special commitment of the electoral manifesto of Bangladesh Awami League and a political philosophy of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the minister observed.
He said the Prime Minister has taken the visionary program mainly to materialize the dream of implementing 'Golden Bengal' conceived by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The country's rural population will derive benefits from this people-centric program, he added. Tajul Islam said a time-bound working plan will be prepared with the recommendations of this workshop to help reach urban facilities to rural population.
"The workshop has been organized to innovate creative working strategy to face the challenges to implement the program and creating coordinated initiatives among the related organizations to fulfill the special commitment of the election manifesto of Awami League, "My Village My Town: Extension of Urban Amenities to Each Village". Additional Secretary, Local Government Division, Dr. Qazi Anwarul Haque delivered the address of welcome while Additional Chief Engineer of LGED Engr. Md Shafiqul Islam Akand presented the concept paper in the workshop.
Secretary, Rural Development and Cooperatives Division, Md. Kamal Uddin Talukder, Resident Representative of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Dhaka, Sudipto Mukharji, Chief Engineer of Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Md. Khalilur Rahman, Chief Engineer of Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), Md Saifur Rahman also spoke on the occasion.