Now is the time to humanize and assist one another: PM

 Staff Reporter   |   Update: 2020-03-26 08:48:36

Now is the time to humanize and assist one another: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced an incentive package of Tk 5,000 crore for export-oriented industrial institutes caused by the coronavirus. He said that the salary of workers and employees can be paid only by the money of this fund.

The Prime Minister made the remarks while addressing the nation on Wednesday (25th March) about the overall situation in the country, including matters related to coronavirus.

"Our industrial production and export trade can suffer," he said. We have taken some emergency measures to deal with this injury. I am announcing an incentive package of Tk. 5  billion for export oriented industries.

The funds of this fund can only be paid by the workers and employees. Besides, Bangladesh Bank has already taken several business-friendly initiatives. The central bank has announced that it will not issue any loan till June next.

“The export earning period has been increased from two months to six months. Similarly, the deadline to meet the import costs has been increased from four months to six months. Banking on mobile has increased the limit of financial transactions. The deadline for payment of electricity, water and gas bills has been extended till June without surcharges or penalties. Loan repayment of NGOs has been temporarily suspended. '

To the countryside, the Prime Minister said, do not spread any rumors. Don't let people down. We are now self-sufficient in food production. This year, Rompa Aman has a bumper yield. More than 17 million metric tons of food grains are stored in government warehouses. Besides, there is a large amount of food grains available to private mill owners and farmers' homes. A bumper yield of potato-onion-chili-wheat has been produced this season. Request to the farmer brothers, do not leave any land Harvest more and more. Humanity is tested during a disaster. It's time to help each other out; To show humanity.

He said today the whole world is going through an uncertainty. Our government is ready to face any difficult situation. We are the people's government. We are always on the people's side. I am constantly monitoring the situation myself. Now is the time for us to be cruel. If not, do not buy any additional consumer goods. Don't store Give the low-income people a chance to buy. Bengali heroic race. The Bengali nation has dealt with them in various disasters. Insha Allah will be able to deal with all the disasters in the future.