Terming vehicle shortage a major problem for the country's police force, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has urged the well-off section of the society to come forward and help resolve the crisis.
Kamal made the call while addressing an event on Saturday afternoon at Kumira in Chittagong's Sitakunda upazila via telephone, where he was invited as the chief guest.
He also expressed regret at not being able to be present in person at the event, the inauguration of a new steel production unit of GPH Ispat Ltd in Kumira.
Addressing the event, Shafiqul Islam, deputy inspector general (DIG) of police in the Chittagong Range, thanked GPH Ispat for donating a double-cabin pick-up truck to the local police.
Police will be able to provide security to 10 businesses with just one vehicle, he added.
Reiterating the home minister's request, the DIG also requested the country's entrepreneurs to extend helping hand in enhancing the capacity of police.
Chittagong Superintendent of Police Nur E Alam Mina, in his speech, said police had extreme difficulty in providing their services to the people due to acute shortage of manpower and vehicles.
“We will also be able to provide better security to foreign nationals working in Chittagong if this crisis is resolved,” he added.
GPH Group Managing Director Jahangir Alam said the newly launched steel production unit would save power to a great extent.
“With the use of the latest technology for steel production, we will be able to produce one tonne billet [metal bar] with 300KW of power. The modern technology is very environment-friendly since it emits minimum amount of carbon,” he added.