Savar victims’ families, injured to be rehabilitated: PM

News - Savar victims’ families, injured to be rehabilitated: PM
 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday reiterated that her government will take necessary steps for the rehabilitation of the families of the garment workers who were killed and injured in the disastrous Savar building collapse.
She said family saving certificates would be given to them so that they could maintain their family expenses.
The Prime Minister said this while exchanging views withy the leaders of Peshajibi Shomonnoy Parishad at her office.
Hasina said arrangements to provide jobs to 100 workers in leather and leather goods factories have been made, while the BGMEA will arrange jobs for the rest of the workers of Rana Plaza.
About the rescue operation at the collapsed Rana Plaza, she said a large number of victims have been rescued alive as a result of the quick start of the rescue drive and participation of the common people in it.
The multi-storey complex crashed on Wednesday morning, leaving at least 391 workers dead and over a thousand injured.
The Prime Minister said the government will bear all the expenses of treatment of the injured people and steps have been taken to send a rescuer to Singapore as he suffered serious burn injuries.
She said her government soon after assuming office this time has decided to set up Fire Brigade and Civil Defense Station in every upazila of the country and trained volunteers locally to face any possible disaster.
Besides, the premier said, her government has procured necessary equipment to rescue people during any disaster.
Sheikh Hasina regretted that a fire service vehicle was burnt during the hartal of BNP recently which is unprecedented as ambulances and fire brigade vehicles are not obstructed even during the war.
She said her government is working round the clock to improve the living standard of the common people and pumping money into rural projects to alleviate poverty through creation of jobs. “As a result, some 5 million people have graduated to middle-income group from the lower middle-class one,” she added.
About the trial of war criminals, she said the trial has already started and it will certainly be completed to free the nation from a big stigma. She urged all to have patience saying it will take time to ensure a fair trial.
The Prime Minister asked the professionals to create mass awareness to resist the anti-liberation forces.
She also requested them to project the successes of the government and the development activities of the government implemented in their respective areas during the last four years.
President of the Peshajibi Shomonnoy Parishad Justice Mezbah Uddin and Secretary General Dr Quamrul Islam Khan, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Advisers to the Prime Minister HT Imam and Dr Toufiq Elahi Chowdhury, PMO Secretary Molla Waheeduzzaman, Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad were present.
Source: UNB Connect