40-day employment gen programme begins in Gobindaganj

GAIBANDHA Government's special 40-day employment

generation programme for the hardcore and the seasonal unemployed people has

begun in Gobindaganj upazila in the district on Sunday.

The basic objective of the programme is to assist the poor, particularly

the day and farm labourers of the district, for overcoming their poverty and

job crisis during the lean period.

Upazila Relief and Rehabilitation office sources said Taka four crore, 12

lakh and 56 thousand.

have been sanctioned for the 5157 workers to implement different

development projects in the rural areas of all 17 unions of the upazila.

The project works include construction and reconstruction of worst roads,

bridges and culverts, earth filling and excavation and re-excavation of

derelict ponds and canals and removing water hyacinth from different water

bodies, sources said.

Each workers would get TK 200 per day as wage from the programme that

would continue till starting the plantation of Boro paddy , sources said.

Local Lawmaker Engineer Monowar Hossain Chowdhury inaugurated the


by cutting earth in the premises of Kamardaha union parishad (UP) as chief


Upazila Chairman Abdul Latif Prodhan, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ramkrishna

Barman, Upazila Project Implementation Officer Jahirul Islam and UP chairman

Shariful Islam Ratan , among others were present on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)