Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said her government has been working to uplift the grassroots people in the relentless effort to make Bangladesh a poverty-free country.
"If we want to make a poverty-free country, we have to bring economic solvency of the common people," she said.
The Prime Minister said this while receiving donations for 'House Construction Fund by Private Finance' and 'Coronavirus Assistance Fund'. She joined the function virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban.
On her behalf, PM's Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus received the donation cheques from various public and private organisations and individuals at the Prime Minister's Office.
Hasina, also the President of Bangladesh Awami League, said her party's main principle is to improve the living standard of the common people and increase their purchasing capacity aimed at freeing them from the curse of poverty.
"If we want to accelerate industrialisation alongside boosting the country's trade and commerce, we've to create our own markets that require increased buying capacity of the masses," she said.
Speaking of the Coronavirus pandemic she said "We've to save the country as well as its people from its brunt and we have been working in this direction."