In view of the global crisis, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated her call to the countrymen to focus on increasing food production, saving and working hard at all levels, urging everyone to be active in increasing food production, so that the people of Bangladesh do not face any suffering during the global economic recession. is We have to make our own arrangements.
He said all this while addressing the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the 24th National Conference and 43rd Council of the Institute of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium on Thursday morning. He attended the function virtually from Ganabhaban.
He urged everyone to be thrifty along with austerity as the prices of all essential commodities have gone up globally due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.
He said that today we can see the footsteps of a famine all over the world, the people of the country should be saved from its effects. So not even an inch of land should remain uncultivated. Let him produce whatever is possible for him.
The Prime Minister said that the people of the country should be very careful as the global economic situation is deteriorating day by day. From now on we all have to practice frugality, save and never overspend on anything. And production should increase. We have to take measures so that we can always be self-sufficient in our own food production.
Referring to the situation in the United States, England and European countries, the Prime Minister said that developed countries are facing problems in electricity, water and energy supply, they are rationing there. They have limited use in water heating systems. They have to keep the heating system off. Therefore, since the prices of various products have increased, we also have to practice austerity.
The Prime Minister said that as per the government’s promise, all the houses in the country have been lit up by providing electricity connection, but in view of the global situation, some measures have to be taken to reduce the cost. In this situation, the government will implement the projects that need to be completed quickly. We have to move forward in a planned way and if we do that, the global economic recession cannot hurt us.
On behalf of the Prime Minister, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque presented the IDEB Gold Medal to the distinguished Diploma Engineers for their special contribution in the professional field.
Hero Muktijodha MA Halim Vir Pratik, Hero Muktijodha Md. Fazlur Karim Khan and Bapex Managing Director Engineer Muhammad Ali received the IDEB Gold Medal. Minister of Liberation War Affairs Akam Mozammel Haque and Minister of State for Housing and Public Works Sharif Ahmed spoke as special guests.
IDEB President Engineer AKMA Hamid presided over the function. General Secretary Engineer. Shamsur Rahman gave the welcome speech. A video on the multi-dimensional activities of IDEB was screened on the occasion.
The Prime Minister unveiled the cover of the booklet published by ‘Bangabandhu Diploma Engineers Parishad’. On behalf of the Prime Minister, the ‘Bangabandhu Diploma Engineering Parishad’ also handed over the logo of Mujib Barsha to the Minister of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs.