Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the aim of her government is to steer the country towards prosperity, as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“We have to change the fate of people living in remote areas, which was the dream of the Father of the Nation. That is our target. We're putting in our best efforts to achieve this goal,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating 33 development projects in 20 districts across the country through videoconferencing from her official residence Gono Bhaban.
She inaugurated seven newly constructed bridges, one jetty, extended administration buildings and hall rooms of nine upazila parishad complexes, six newly constructed maternity clinics, and ten healthcare centres.
Sheikh Hasina said the government, as per its election manifesto, launched the charter of change after returning to power through the 2008 general election.
She mentioned that the aim of the government is to make the country developed and prosperous through eradicating poverty.
After assuming power in 1996, she said, the AL government tried to materialise the dream of the Father of the Nation to bring smile to faces of the people and improve their living standard.
She recalled the “horrific days of the BNP-Jamaat regime” from 2001 to 2006 when there were widespread killings, corruption and militant activities.
In 2008, she said, the people of the country voted Awami League into power again and just after forming the government, it initiated numerous projects for the country's sustainable development.
“As a result, Bangladesh gained recognition from the world as a developing country,” she said.
Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain also spoke at the programme.
Later, the prime minister talked to a cross-section of people in eight districts through videoconference.