FFs to get Baishakhi and Victory Day allowances
Published : Thursday, 7 June, 2018 at 5:36 PM Count : 1137
Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday said Boishakhi allowances and the Victory Day allowances will be provided to freedom fighters from the next fiscal year.
Muhith said this while placing the national budget for 2018-19 fiscal at parliament.
He said construction of Muktijoddha Complexes is underway at district and upazila levels across the country for the improvement of the socio-economic status of freedom fighters.
Of them, construction works on complexes in 57 districts have already been completed.
"We've taken initiatives to provide free medical treatment to freedom fighters in all government hospitals and 16 specialized hospitals in the country," he added.
Under "the construction of homes for the landless and destitute or insolvent freedom fighters" project, the construction work on 2,852 units has been completed while additional 119 units are under construction, he added.
A project titled 'multi-storied building construction' has been taken up for providing accommodation facility to 8000 insolvent freedom fighters.
The minister said a draft law titled "Bangladesh Muktijoddha Kalyan Trust Act, 2018" has been formulated for the welfare of all civil, military, martyred, titled and wounded freedom fighters through the 'Freedom Fighters Welfare Trust', UNB reports.
He said the government has taken steps to build a memorial for the martyrs of the Allied Forces ('Mitra Bahini') during the War of Liberation.
"In order to make our new generation familiar with the true history of liberation war and instill the spirit of liberation war among them, liberation war museums-cum libraries are being constructed in all district or upazila Muktijoddha Complex buildings," the minister said.
He proposed an allocation of Tk 4,261 crore for the Liberation War Affairs Ministry in the budget of fiscal 2018-19.
This is Tk 275 crore more than that of the proposed budget of outgoing fiscal 2017-18.
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