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Army educating construction workers on safety amid Covid-19 pandemic

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City Desk :
Bangladesh Army continues educating construction workers to raise awareness on abiding by the health directives for their safety while working at construction sites in Rangpur amid coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Under supervision of Commanding Officer of 9 Engineer Battalion of the 66 Infantry Division at Rangpur Cantonment Lt. Colonel Mohammad Tariqul Alam and its Patrol Commander Captain ASM Sayem continues the programme since the last week.
Lt. Colonel Tariq and Captain Sayem on Monday educated and trained 80 construction workers at the construction site of the multi-storey building of the headquarters of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-13 at Uttam Betarpara area in the metropolis.
They trained and educated 60 construction workers at the construction site of the multi-storey building of the Divisional Commissioner's Office at Uttam Betarpara area in the metropolis on the same day.
Besides, Lt. Colonel Tariq visited the under construction Boiragiganj Bridge of the Department of Roads and Highways of the 190 kilometre extended six-lane highway from Elenga to Rangpur under the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Project-II in Mithapukur upazila in Rangpur on the day.
While visiting the construction sites, the Army team educated construction workers and gave directives on the necessity of abiding by the health directives, wearing masks, gloves and full shirts, maintaining physical distance and washing hands to remain safe from COVID-19 infection.
Talking to media Lt. Colonel Tariq said they also made arrangements for washing hands at the construction sites and distributed masks, hand sanitizers and other necessary materials among the construction workers while educating them.
Besides, officials of the 9 Engineer Battalion are conducting similar awareness raising and training activities for construction workers at construction sites of bridges, culverts, drainage and sewerage systems and other infrastructures in Rangpur City Corporation area.
As a result, the number of construction workers, who recently became jobless due to the COVID-19 pandemic, continues increasing at construction sites of Rangpur to earn wages again to lead better life without solely depending on government relief.

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