Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (Apr 24) directed the authorities concerned to ensure fire extinguishing system in every infrastructure, saying the government has to monitor the safety and security issues as it is working to change the citizens' fate.
"Each building, office, court, school, college, university, institution, shopping mall, recreation centre, cinema hall, industry and all infrastructures must have fire extinguishing systems," she said.
The premier said this while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed 40 fire stations in different parts of the country as the chief guest.
She virtually joined the function held at Fire Service and Civil Defence Directorate Headquarters here from her official residence Gono Bhaban, local media reported.
Mentioning fire extinguishing system as crucial, she said that it is also a must to keep rain water harvesting facility and preserve water bodies everywhere to tackle any accident and conduct rescue operation.
Sheikh Hasina asked the architects, engineers, project directors, concerned officials and building owners to keep firefighting and extinguishing system in mind for safety and security of the structures.
The government is working to change the fate of citizens as it has the responsibilities to ensure safety and security issues, she added.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Security Services Division Secretary Md Mokabbir Hossain spoke as special guests. Director General of Fire Service and Civil Defence Directorate, Brigadier General Md Sazzad Hussain, delivered the welcome address.
At the outset of the ceremony, a video documentary on the fire stations was screened.