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Obaidul Quader vows to make BRTC profitable

Published: August 24, 2019 20:09:35 | Updated: August 25, 2019 11:26:09


Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the government is committed to make Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) a profitable institution.

The minister also said tough actions will be taken against all kinds of corruption and irregularities in the BRTC to materialise Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s dream of making the institute a profitable concern, reports UNB.

“I am going to be tough regarding BRTC. Corruption and irregularities will not be tolerated in the institution. The new vehicles have strengthened the BRTC fleet. If you cooperate, it is possible to make the BRTC a profitable institution,” he said.

Quader, also Awami League's general secretary, came up with the remarks while addressing a Mourning Day discussion organised by the BRTC Sramik League (CBA) at Institution of Diploma Engineers (IDE) in the city’s Kakrail area on Saturday.

The minister said BRTC would not be able to make any profit if it cannot be freed from corruption.

State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian addressed the discussion as the special guest with BRTC Sramik League acting President Abdul Quader in the chair.

Speaking about dengue prevalence, Quader said the efforts are being continued to control the dengue.

There is no scope of showing negligence in this regard as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is monitoring the issue, he said, adding, “We are not only observing the Month of Mourning, but also working to control dengue prevalence”.

BRTC Chairman Farid Ahmed Bhuiyan, Jatiya Sramik League President Shukkur Mahmud, acting General Secretary Humayun Kabir and Finance Secretary Sultan Ahmad also spoke in the discussion, among others.

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