SANGSAD BHABAN, July 11, 2018 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said
her government would give priority to connectivity if it comes to power next time.
The government has also a plan to construct a nuclear power plant in country’s southern
part, she said.
The prime minister said this in reply to a supplementary question from Jatiya Party
member Kazi Firoz Rashid during the Prime Minister’s question-answer session with
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Choudhry in the chair.
Connectivity network including construction of a deep sea port, an international airport
and connecting Bangladesh with Asian Highway and Trans Asian Railway would get
priority if we can come to power in the next term, she said.
The government has already taken steps for construction of the deep sea port and it would
do it, she said.
Bangladesh can be a bridge between the East and West due to its geographical location
and we have a plan to connect Bangladesh with the rest of the world so that Bangladesh
can emerge as a hub in South Asia, she said.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has attached importance to rural areas. The
government wants to build every village as a town with all civic amenities, she said.
The prime minister said steps would be taken for setting up agro-based industries across
the country, creating employment opportunities and boosting up agricultural production.
Rail line would be constructed from Padma Bridge to Barisal and it would be a mega
project, she said adding that the rail line from Chottragram to Cox’s Bazar would be