Bangladesh High Commission


News Brief


London, 1 March 2018

President Md. Abdul Hamid hosted a dinner at Bangabhaban last evening. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, former President HM Ershad, Opposition Leader Raushon Ershad and Chief Whip ASM Feroz, among others, attended the dinner.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has renewed her warning against corruption and said her government doesn't want to give indulgence to graft. The Premier reiterated the warning while delivering her valedictory speech in the 19th session of the Jatiya Sangsad. The Leader of the House said, the Anti-Corruption Commission is fully independent and the government doesn't make any interference in the ACC.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday inaugurated digital „Krishi Batayan‟ and „Krishak Bondhu Phone Seba‟ to expand agricultural services across the country. While launching the programme through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban, the PM said, the government is modernising agriculture through providing equipments and inputs to the farmers.

The three Nobel laureates-Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, Shirin Ebadi of Iran and Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganobhaban yesterday. Describing the atrocities carried out on Rohingyas in Rakhine as genocide they said, the perpetrators must be brought to justice. They called Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a 'kind mother'. The PM reiterated her call to the international community to put extra pressure on Myanmar for solving the crisis.

Visiting Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao highly praising Bangladesh's tremendous socioeconomic success has said, the country has immense potentiality to emerge as an economic power in Asia. The appreciation came when the ADB Chief paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganobhaban yesterday. Welcoming the ADB president to Bangladesh, the Prime Minister said the aim of her government is to ensure development of the grassroots people.

A Chinese consortium is set to build a 1,320 megawatt coal based power plant at Mirersarai in Chittagong on a build-own-operate basis for about $2.5 billion.The proposal was approved yesterday at a meeting of the cabinet committee on purchase chaired by Finance Minister AMA Muhith.

The government has taken four projects to make Dhaka city pollution free by shifting chemical units, plastic and printing industries to different places of Dhaka and Munshiganj districts.The projects worth Taka 66626 lakh will be completed by June 2019. Amir Hossain Amu, Minister for Industries said this to media yesterday.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said Bangladesh doesn‟t need the GSP facility in the US market as the country is going to be a developing one soon. The Commerce Minister came up with the observation while talking to journalists after a meeting with Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi at his office yesterday.

Information Ministry would launch an anti-drug campaign from today through disseminating information in radio and television with a view to creating social awareness against the use of abusive drugs. The campaign titled “Love Your Life, Stay away from Drug” will be aired in all television channels and radio stations at 8:50 pm simultaneously.

Press Wing