Government working to promote private sector: Prime Minister

Highly appreciating the role of private sector in the country’s economic development Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the government is always playing supportive role to promote the sector.


The Prime Minister said this while receiving blankets from the private sector commercial banks at her office.


PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said some 33 commercial banks donated about 18 lakh pieces of blanket to PM’s relief and welfare fund for distributing those among poor people.


The Prime Minister thanked the bankers for the donation.


She asked the officials concerned to distribute the blankets among poor people in country’s northern region and Cox’s Bazar district where the Myanmar nationals took shelter.


“The bankers always extend their helping hands in necessity,” she said.


Sheikh Hasina said after assuming power the government put utmost importance for the development of the rural areas of the country.


She said that the government took steps for generating employment opportunities for rural people.


In this regard she mentioned the steps of the government to provide collateral free bank loan for sharecroppers and allow the farmers to open bank account at Tk 10 only.


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