Dhaka, 15 September, Abnews: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said a technical school and college will be set up in every upazila to create a skilled workforce in the country and urged all including diploma engineers to work devotedly to present a beautiful future for the next generation.
“A project has been taken to establish a technical school and college in every upazila for building a skilled workforce in the country, and the work on establishing 100 such institutions has already begun,” she said.
Besides, she said, the Ministry of Education has been working to set up four new government women polytechnic institutes and 23 world-class new polytechnic institutes in the country.
The prime minister made the announcement while inaugurating the 22nd National Convention of the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) at Ganabhaban here this morning.
“I call upon all including the diploma engineers to work with devotion so that the next generations get a beautiful future,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said the nation has lost 21 valuable years from 1975 to 1996 during which no actual development of the country was made.
“The little development made in the 21 years was of the rulers and a few of people. The majority of the population was deprived of the development and it’s my responsibility to free them from deprivation,” she said.
Highlighting her government’s successes in different fields, the prime minister said Bangladesh has graduated to a developing country as her government has taken steps in a planned way. “We’ve taken plan as we’ve to go a long way,” she said.
The premier said her government enhanced salary and allowances for the government employees upto 123 percent and created scope and facilities of work for all.
“We’ve undertaken many projects for the development of the country and the people are getting its benefits. So discarding the thinking that whatever we got and didn’t get, we’ve to build the country first,” she said.
IDEB President AKMA Hamid presided over the function, while General Secretary Md Shamsur Rahman delivered the keynote speech.
Apart from the huge number of diploma engineers, ministers, PM’s advisers, parliament members, secretaries, foreign diplomats and delegates and senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Office were present at the function.
Earlier, the prime minister inaugurated the three-day 22nd IDEB National Convention by releasing balloons and pigeons. - BSS