The cabinet has approved in principle the draft of ‘Highways Act-2020’ with the provision of two years imprisonment for illegal installation on highways.
The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on Monday morning. At the meeting, the draft law with 19 sections, 48 subsections was approved in principle. If necessary, provision has been made in the draft to set up offices anywhere in the country.
The cabinet meeting gave final approval to the draft ‘Mongla Port Authority Act-2020’ and ‘Hajj and Umrah Management Act-2020’ with a provision of Tk 50 lakh including cancellation of license for Hajj Agency and Tk 15 lakh including cancellation of license for Umrah Agency in case of non-registration. The meeting was informed that the Hajj package will be in accordance with the law and rules. Violation of the Hajj agreement will be considered a crime.