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Inaugurating SDF office building in sylhet All people to get power connection by 2021: Muhit

Inaugurating SDF office building  in sylhetStating that the country’s 67 per cent people are now getting power, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith today vowed all the people would be brought under power connection network by 2021.
We are generating power as per the necessity and the country has no power crisis at this moment. But, power generation is needed to be increased to meet new demand,” he said while inaugurating the newly-built office building of Gram Samiti under the initiative of Social Development Foundation (SDF) at Dholoipara in Khadimpara Union.
Terming natural gas as valuable resource, the finance minister said: “Factories operate by the gas, so none would get new gas connection.”
Referring to different government’s initiative to cut poverty, Muhith said SDF project is a successful one for eliminating poverty and its activities will run for another six years in the country.
Mentioning present poverty rate is 24 per cent, he said the government has various initiatives to rehabilitate beggars, “but now those who are begging, they have chosen it as a profession willingly, no one can motivate them to change the profession”.
Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet M Shahidul Islam chaired the programme while SDF Managing Director A Z M Sakhawat Hossain gave welcome speech.
SDF Director Syed Aftar Hossain Piyar, Dholoirpara Gram Samiti member Pusparani Patro, former Rupali Bank Chairman Dr Ahmad Al Kabir, Sylhet Sadar Upazila Chairman Ashfak Ahmad, UNO Mir M Mahbubur Rahman and Khadimpara Union Parishad Chairman Nazrul Islam Bilal also spoke on the occasion.