Hasina opens 10 residential buildings for govt employees Exercise austerity in electricity, water use: PM
Abrar Hussain: Urging everyone to practice cleanliness, the Prime Minister called upon her countrymen to exercise discipline in using electricity and water, adding that the government provides these at subsidized prices.
“We administer subsidy in providing power and water to you…thousands of crores of Taka are given in this connection as subsidy; you must be thoughtful in using these.”
The prime minister was speaking at separate functions at Motojheel and Azimpur yesterday, inaugurating newly-constructed buildings as part of the government’s plan to extend housing for its employees.
The premier urged all officials to maintain better living conditions inside the flats, asking to switch off all lights, fans, ACs and other electrical appliances while going out from their offices or rooms., adding that it takes a huge amount of resources to purify one liter of water compared to producing one watt of electricity. “We’re constructing more water treatment plants. We ‘re giving subsidy…you’ve to exercise austerity.”
The prime minister inaugurated four 20-storey buildings with a total of 532 flats at Motijheel Govt Colony and six 20-storey buildings with a total of 456 flats at Azimpur, reported UNB. A total of 8,190 flats for government employees are also being built as part of 19 projects. Hasina said similar buildings would be constructed at the district and upazila levels so that government employees can live in better conditions and have improved working conditions.
Regretting that the sense of cleanliness among the countrymen is too little, the PM advised them to clean up corridors, stairs and elevators of their own building.
“You have to do your own work…there’s nothing to be ashamed of; you have to practice cleanliness from roads to your home,” she said, adding, “It only takes your sincerity. Your body and mind will be delightful if you remain clean.”