Muhith spells out 'massive publicity' initiatives

Staff Correspondent | Update:

Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. File PhotoThe Awami League government has taken steps for massive publicity of 10 special initiatives for branding Bangladesh. finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said on Thursday.

The initiatives have been selected by prime minister Sheikh Hasina, the finance minister said in his speech of 2018-19 Fiscal national budget in parliament.

This is the last budget of the Awami League government during its current tenure as the coutry is set to go to general elections in December this year.

“Steps have been taken for massive publicity/promotion on 10 special initiatives selected by the honourable prime minister for branding Bangladesh worldwide,” Muhith said.

The government has started the construction of “Information Complex” in every district for increasing the capacity of the press and media, the minister said.

Steps have been taken to open nine new press wings in foreign missions abroad, he mentioned.

The minister further said they are going to establish communication channel for women and child development, two 10KW FM radio centres in Mymensingh and Gopalganj, and implement construction work of six full-fledged TV centres of Bangladesh Television in order to ensure free flow of information and the right to obtain public information.

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