June 26, 2022, 2:58 pm

A H Khan

2018-08-05 12:24:05 BdST

Prime minister and ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) president Sheikh Hasina addresses the extended meeting of Awami League at her official residence, Ganabhaban, in Dhaka on 23 June.PM Hasina urges all not to pay heed to rumours

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the people of the country not to pay heed to rumours and get confused by false propaganda.

“A vested quarter is trying to create instability in the country through false propaganda. Please don’t pay heed to any rumour and don’t get confused by any false propaganda,” she said.

The prime minister said this while inaugurating optical fiber connectivity in 300 unions of ten districts under ‘National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Development (Info-Sarker Third Phase) through a video conference from her official residence Ganobhaban, reports UNB.

“Whatever you see or hear, verify those first, please don’t believe anything without verification, I’ll specially request the school students and youth folks about it,” she urged.

The 10 districts where 300 unions were brought under fiber connectivity are Kurigram, Nilphamari, Bogura, Netrakona, Habiganj, Patuakhali, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Rajshahi and Chandpur.

Posts, telecommunications and information technology minister Mustafa Jabbar and state minister for information and communication technology division Zunaid Ahmed Palak also spoke at the programme.

The premier exchanged views with beneficiaries in five districts -- Kurigram, Nilphamari, Bogura, Netrakona and Rajshahi.

The main goals of the Info-Sarker 3rd phase project are setting up the optical fibre connectivity in 2,600 unions of the country and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network in 400 upazilas of 64 districts.

Mustafa Jabbar said the government is taking measures to reach internet network to the very remote areas where reaching cable or optical fibre is not possible, by using Bangabandhu Satellite-1.

Palak said some 100 million people will come under highspeed broadband connectivity with the implementation of the project.

Principal secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office Md Nojibur Rahman conducted the function, while ICT division secretary Zuena Aziz made a presentation on the project.

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