:: Peoples Time Online ::
The existing slums in the Dhaka city will be replaced by multi-storey buildings so that underprivileged people can live in a better condition, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday.
The PM made the announced while laying the foundation of Dasherkandi Sewerage Treatment Plant at a function at Hotel Sonargaon in Dhaka on Sunday.
“Poor people come to cities for different reasons and they can not afford quality life. We need them every day in our daily work. So, they need a better atmosphere to live,” she remarked.
The PM then said slum people will be able to live in flats in exchange for the same amount they now pay for living in slums.
He also remarked that keen attention should be given to improving the living conditions of these people with a standard life as country’s economy is getting better.
“Benefit of the country’s economic progress will not be limited to the higher-class people only, poor people should also get the benefit of the development,” she said.
The Dasherkandi Sewerage Treatment Plant is being constructed at a cost of about Taka 332 crore with Chinese government’s support as part of the Dhaka WASA’s master plan to bring the city under pipeline sewerage system by 2025.
LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, senior secretary of Local Government Division Dr. Jafor Ahmed Khan, and Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhung Zuo also addressed the ceremony and spoke on the event as well.