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No need to assign special aircraft for VVIPs: Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka [Bangladesh]: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Saturday that there is no need for assigning special aircraft for VVIPs like the her or the president by the government.

“There is no scope for any luxury like a dedicated aircraft for the president and prime minister in our country. It’s not necessary. I don’t even want it,” the Dhaka Tribune quoted Hasina, as saying.

She made these remarks while addressing the press at Ganobhaban today.

Hasina said that such luxuries cannot be afforded by her country.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon had earlier this week said that the government would look to get a dedicated special aircraft for VVIP flights carrying the prime minister or the president.

Dismissing such claims, Hasina asked, “If I don’t feel secure using aircraft used by our people, then what is the point of having a separate aircraft?”

A technical glitch had caused an emergency landing of the VVIP Biman aircraft at Turkmenistan airport that was carrying Hasina. (ANI)