Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (October 27, 2022) said urged the global community to end the Russia-Ukraine war, withdraw sanctions and allow people, who have nothing to do with the war, to have a shot at a better life.
“I urge people of the world, this war must be stopped, sanctions have to be withdrawn, people need to have a scope to live their lives,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said this while inaugurating some development projects, including capital dredging at Payra Port, aiming to equip it with better facilities for smooth operations.
The Prime Minister virtually inaugurated the development projects from her official residence Gono Bhaban.
Other inaugurated projects included eight ships and vessels, construction of a six-lane approach road and a bridge.
The PM said that the entire world, including developed countries, are facing acute energy and electricity crisis due to the Russia-Ukraine war.
“We are facing the impact too. Prices of everything shot up suddenly due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic and Russia-Ukraine war and sanctions,” she said.
The masses are bearing the brunt, Hasina observed.
“They are in pain. I don’t know who is making profit… may be those who produce and trade arms, but general people, not only in Bangladesh but also around the world, are suffering a lot,” she said.
State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Shipping Secretary Md. Mostafa Kamal and Chairman of the Payra Port Authority Rear Admiral Mohammad Sohail also spoke at the event.
A documentary on the development of the Payra Port was screened at the programme.