Bnp leader destroying peace because country develops: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Saturday that the Bnp-led 20-party combine has turned into a ‘poisonous abscess’ for the nation, she said and urged the people to forge unity being imbued with the spirit of the War of Liberation and resist them.
The Prime Minister said when the present government is taking forward the country, BNP and its cohorts under the banner of 20-party combine started killing people and destroy peace.Laying foundation of ‘Pani Bhaban’, the head office of the Bangladesh Water Development Board, at Dhanmondi in the city she said, after the general election in 2014, Bangladesh was running peacefully. But BNP chairperson became envious when a news came in the newspapers that Bangladesh is ahead of Pakistan in all index.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister also laid foundation stone of the head offices of Centre for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) and Institute of Water Modeling (IWM) which would be constructed at city’s Agargaon and Mirpur area.
After publication of the news BNP leader and her cohorts who do not want progress of Bangladesh, came up with the destructive programmes to obstruct country’s prosperity.
She said people hoped that BNP would withdraw its ‘siege programme’ considering the convenience of the SSC examinees. “Instead of that they declared more tough programme ‘hartal’ so that the student can not appear at the examinations,” she said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the water resources ministry to take more effective steps for recovering the slain rivers around the capital.
She hoped that the ministry would be more active for water resources management, protection of the rivers and tackle the climate change impacts as well as playing more dynamic role to protect people from flood, drought, over precipitation, storm and water surge.
Historic 30-year Ganges Water Sharing Agreement ensured minimum water flow during lean period from 1997. She said the Awami League government established Bangladesh Haor and Waterbody Development Board in 2000 to improve the living condition of two crore people of haor areas.
Sheikh Hasina said her government had completed the dredging of the Gorai River in 2000. But the river filled with siltation against over the years because of inertia of the BNP-Jamaat government to maintain its navigability, causing salinity problems in the southern part of the country including Sundarbans.
Underlining the steps taken by her government for regional cooperation to resolve the water problems of the common rivers of the region, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh and India signed “Framework Agreement on Cooperation for Development”.
A tripartite working group is working for water management in the Ganges-Brahmaputra basin, undertake and implementation of hydro power projects, she said.
Sheikh Hasina said her government constantly trying for signing of the Teesta Water Sharing Agreement and experts are working for framing the draft of the water sharing agreement of the Dharala, Monu, Muhuri, Khawai and Gomti rivers. – Bss