Charging extra fare is breach of promise: Quader
Awami League General Secretary, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said charging extra fare on public transport and picking up more than half of the passengers is a breach of promise.
He said this while inaugurating an online volunteer training workshop on COVID-19 by the sub-committee on science and technology of Bangladesh Awami League from his official residence on Friday.
Obaidul Quader said that the countries of the developed world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 situation despite the solid foundation of the economy and the capacity of the health sector. If infected, treatment, as well as morale, should be maintained. As a strong mind increase the strength of immunity.
The bridge minister said it is important to provide proper services to those affected by coronavirus infection, as well as to raise awareness about COVID-19 among the people from different walks of life by training on family and workplace safety and risk management. He opined that the volunteers would be able to impart training to the marginalized sections of the society as well as continue their work in a risk-free manner by utilizing the knowledge acquired through the training of the Science and Technology Sub-Committee.
He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the beacon of our hope. She is by everyone's side. To strengthen her hand, he called upon the Awami League leaders and workers to stay by the side of the people through coordination while maintaining social distance.
The convener of the sub-committee on science and technology, Professor Hossain Mansur presided over the ceremony. Leaders of the sub-committee including Abdus Sabur were present among others.
It is to be noted that renowned doctors and experienced trainers in the country are imparting training in this course. One hundred trainees are taking part in the four-day training session. The sub-committee on science and technology plans to organize the training at the departmental level in phases.