A total of 150 female workers in Sundarganj upazila of Gaibandha district have got their savings over Tk 11.2 million earned from the Rural Employment and Road Maintenance Programme (RERMP) in the last four years.
Local lawmaker Barrister Shamim Haider Patwari formally distributed the cheques for the savings to the beneficiary women at a function held in the conference room of the upazila administration as the chief guest.
Sources concerned said Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) implemented programme in all the 15 unions of the upazila from July 2014 to June 2018 with the fund provided by the government.
The objective of the programme was to alleviate poverty of the widow, divorced and distressed women through engaging themselves in income generating activities side by side with the development of the rural infrastructures.
Each of the female workers employed under the project received Tk 150 as daily wage.
Of the amount, Tk 100 was given to the beneficiary woman in cash and the rest money deposited with a joint account of the beneficiary and the executive engineer of LGED.
In this way, the savings of every beneficiary stood at Tk 72,000 in last four years, reports BSS.
On completion of the project, the officials of LGED took necessary measures to disburse the deposited savings among the beneficiaries.
LGED officials, public representatives, political leaders and journalists were present in the function.
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