Donate buses to educational insttns to ease city traffic


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called upon the well-off section of society and business organisations to donate buses to educational institutions to help reduce pressure on private cars on city streets."The more and more use of buses by students will help reduce the pressure of private vehicles on the streets and it'll ultimately help ease traffic jams both in the capital and other cities of the country," she said.Sheikh Hasina said this while handing over keys of seven buses to the authorities of Beershreshtha Lance Naik Noor Mohammad School and College and Beershreshtha Lance Naik Abdur Rouf School and College at Peelkhana in the city.The principals of the two educational institutions received the keys from the Prime Minister at a simple ceremony at her office. After the event, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.Stressing the importance of ensuring the quality of buses, Hasina said the companies concerned will have to produce and import quality buses so that people could travel comfortably. Turning to her government's stunning success in the power sector, the Prime Minister said the country's current power generation now stands at 14,600 MW and thanked the authorities concerned for the success.About the power sector cooperation with neighbours, Hasina pointed out that the trans-boundary electricity system is being introduced involving India, Nepal and Bhutan. PM's Principal Secretary Md Abul Kalam Azad, Home Ministry Senior Secretary Dr Mozammel Haque Khan, PMO Secretary Suraiya Begum, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Major General Aziz Ahmed Khan were, among others, present.Nitol-Niloy Group donated the 35-seated seven buses. Of the buses, four were given to Beershreshtha Lance Naik Noor Mohammad School and College and three to Beershreshtha Lance Naik Abdur Rouf School and College.Earlier, the Prime Minister handed over a 4D unltrasonogram machine to Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialised Hospital and Nursing College, Kashimpur, Gazipur. Chief Executive Officer of the hospital and college Zoitun Binte Solaiman received the machine from the Prime Minister at her office

source : the new nation

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