Govt allocates TK 1000cr for film industry’s development, says PM
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (Photo: Collected)
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government has allocated TK 1000 crore for setting up cinema halls or cineplex at district and upazila levels having modern facilities to further flourish film industry of the country.
“It is now information technology’s age. The cinema industry was analogue which I want to make digitized. So, we allocated TK 1000 crore. I want to build modern cinema halls or cineplex at district and upazila levels,” she said.
The premier was addressing the handing over ceremony of the National Film Award-2020 at city’s Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), joining virtually from her official Gonobhabon residence as the chief guest on Wednesday (March 23).
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry organized the function.
The prime minister said her government has taken measures to digitalize the old films.
Mentioning that the film is the reflection of the society, she said it can play a big role in reforming the society.
The film related people could discharge their due role and responsibilities towards the nation and the country by making good cinemas, she added.
Describing the film as the bearer of the history, she said it would help know many things unfamiliar to us.
The prime minister urged all concerned to make good movies which can play a significant role in eliminating irregularities and disarray from the society.
On behalf of the premier, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud handed over the awards among the recipients as he presided over the function.