Dhaka, Bangladesh
Govt working for underprivileged children

Govt working for underprivileged children

State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan Thursday said the government is working sincerely to improve the life standard of people, particularly children, living in hard-to-reach areas, reports BSS. "Haors and chars are the backward areas in the country. The government is working for developing these areas," he told a seminar titled, 'Child Budget 2017-18: Towards the Realisation of Child Rights in Bangladesh' at CIRDAP auditorium in the city. Mannan said once people of the char and haor areas were neglected and they were deprived of different facilities, including education and healthcare. "My house is located in the haor area. I know their concerns and livelihood. Now the situation is being changed," he said. Noting that birth registration fee should be zero for the poor children, Mannan said he will try his best to include the issue in the next national budget. Secretary in Charge of the Finance Division Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury and Director of Save the Children Laila Khandakar, among others, spoke at the seminar.

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