This is my second innings, says Quader
Published : Monday, 20 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 726
Having experienced a near-death situation, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said this is his second innings.
He came up with the remark while exchanging views with journalists after joining his Secretariat office in the capital following his return from Singapore four days ago.
He said doctors have advised him to avoid excessive work load now. He expressed hope that he would return to his normal self within a few months. He mentioned that he would need to go to Singapore on July 16 for checkup.
Quader said, the major challenges for him now are - reducing traffic jam, bringing back discipline on roads and implementing mega projects on time.
The Minister said the Eid-ul-Fitr journey will be more comfortable this time. Prime Minister will inaugurate second Gumti and second Meghna bridges on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway through video conference on May 25.
Eid special services of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation will begin on May 27 and continue until June 10. A total 1,089 special buses will be operated. Besides, for emergency cases, 50 buses will be kept stand by.
He received a warm welcome at the Secretariat. He started working around 10:00am and signed some files before meeting senior officials in the conference room.
Replying to a question about party council, he said that a team is working following the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. "It'll be held on time," Quader said.
Quader, also Awami League general secretary, returned home on Wednesday evening after receiving medical treatment in Singapore for over two months.
He was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on March 3 following breathing complications. Tests revealed three blockages in his coronary artery. He was then flown to Singapore the next day for treatment.
He underwent a bypass surgery in Singapore on March 20.