Bangladesh High Commission

London

News Brief

 

London, 14 March 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home yesterday cutting short her official visit to Singapore following the US-Bangla Airlines plane crash in Nepal. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Premier landed at HSIA in Dhaka at the evening.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal yesterday reached Nepal to monitor the latest situation of the plane crash that killed 50 people on Monday. The Minister held meeting with high officials of Aviation of Bangladesh and Nepal at Tribhuvan Airport yesterday. Later, he visited injured people at a hospital there. Meanwhile, a control room has been opened at HSIA to provide necessary information and counselling to the families of the victims of the crash. A medical team is ready to go Nepal to provide medical support for the injured people of the air-crash.

Russian President Vladimir Putin in a message to President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deepest condolences to the bereaved families over the loss of lives in plane crash. UN Secretary General António Guterres, heads of missions of the EU in Bangladesh, India, the USA, Canada also expressed their condolences.

President Md. Abdul Hamid has called upon all concerned to create public awareness against the deadly disease cancer. The President made the call while a delegation of Bangladesh Medical Physics Society met him at Bangabhaban yesterday. The President expressing his concern at the rise of incidence of cancer asked all concerned to take pragmatic steps to make the general people aware of its treatment.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the Singapore business communities to explore their business scope by taking full advantage of liberal opportunities offered by her government. The PM made the urge while addressing Bangladesh-Singapore Business Forum at Shangri-La hotel in Singapore yesterday. At the function, apex business organisations of both the countries have signed four MoUs to foster economic partnership.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday unveiled an orchid named after her in the National Orchid Garden of Singapore Botanic Garden. Singapore has named the orchid as 'Dendrobium Sheikh Hasina' to make memorable her first visit to the country as the Prime Minister.

Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Bangladesh Abdullah HM Al-Mutairi paid a call on Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim at his Secretariat office yesterday. The Saudi Ambassador lauded Bangladesh's progress in different areas and assured of continuing the existing bilateral relations.

UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng met Law Minister Anisul Huq at his office yesterday. During the meet, Adama Dieng assured Bangladesh of providing assistance in the repatriation process of the Rohingyas.

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said, Bangladesh is a lucrative destination for investment in power and energy sector as the government moves to mobilise around $110 billion investment in the sector. The Minister said this while addressing at a discussion in Singapore yesterday.

Direct cargo flights from Dhaka to London resume today after Biman Bangladesh Airlines has received the certificate to restart the service around a month after withdrawal of a two-year ban.

Press Wing