Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said security would be ratcheted up for smooth celebration of ‘Mujib Year’ programmes.
The minister came up with the remarks after a sub-committee meeting on security for the celebration.
He said ‘Mujib Year’ programme will be held at the National Parade Square of the Old Airport.
The second meeting of the sub-committee was held today. Around 100,000 guests are expected to attend the inaugural programme on March 17.
Traffic routes for the day will be fixed later. At the inauguration ceremony, there will be adequate security arrangements for foreign leaders, delegations and ambassadors of different countries.
Fire service and medical teams will be kept ready, said the minister.
Besides, there will be security arrangements for the programme in city corporations, divisions, districts and upazila levels. Law enforcers are also working to foil sabotage bids and rumours on social media.
All the gates of the parade ground will be closed by 3:15pm. Besides, there will be a request to the Ministry of Education to complete the entire programme in the capital’s educational institutes by 11am, said Asaduzzaman.
When asked whether there will be any restrictions for Coronavirus outbreak, he said till now there is no restriction. All guests are expected to attend the programme.
Meanwhile, Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, principal coordinator of National Implementation Committee of the celebration, said the guest list will be finalised within a few days.
Being asked whether BNP will be invited in the programme, he said: “It’s a state programme and I hope everyone who believes in the spirit of Liberation War will attend.”