Calling upon all to be patriot in building the nation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed firm determination to turn Bangladesh into a developed country within 2041.
“We will celebrate the golden jubilee of country’s independence this year. Before this, we all will have to be patriotic and courageous. We will build Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous nation before 2041 with our combined efforts,” she said.
The prime minister was addressing the “national standard” handing over ceremony of 11 and 21 Squadrons of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) at Bir Sreshtho Matiur Rahman Air Base in Jashore, joining virtually from Ganabhaban on Tuesday.
Briefly highlighting development plans, she said her government has adopted “Perspective Plan-2041” and “Delta Plan-2100” for the overall development of the country and already started implementing different development schemes under these plans.
Referring to the ongoing implementation of the recently formulated 8th five year plan, Sheikh Hasina said gradually more five year plans would be adopted and implemented to forward the country ahead under the Perspective Plan.
“We are implementing these development schemes to take the country ahead and make it developed and prosperous one as well as for socio-economic development of the rural people so they get relief of poverty,” she continued.
Mentioning her government’s determination in the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the premier said each homeless person will get a house and each house will be illuminated with electricity in the ‘Mujib Borsha’.
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many programmes were not possible to be implemented, she said.
But the government is working to ensure the urban facilities in rural areas such as education of children, medical treatment for all people, safe drinking water, transportation and sewerage system under the massive development plan, she added.
Sheikh Hasina went on saying “Our goal is to ensure people’s socioeconomic development and make the country hunger and poverty free as well as brighten the image of the country globally.”
On behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat handed over the National Flags to the commanders of the respective squadrons.