Bangladesh High Commission

London

News Brief

London, 14 May 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the members of Bangladesh Army to keep a constant vigil to face any internal and external threats against the constitution and sovereignty of the country. The PM gave the directive while opening a number of projects at different cantonments through a videoconference from Dhaka Cantonment yesterday. The projects included a cancer centre, edible oil mill, various establishments of training and housing facilities for the army.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the successful launching of the country's first communication satellite 'Bangabandhu-1' into the space. The Premier paid the homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhaka yesterday.

France has greeted Bangladesh government and people for successful launch of satellite Bangabanhdu-1 .The French embassy in a statement yesterday said, the satellite would open up a wide range of opportunities for Bangladesh.

Communication satellite Bangabandhu-I is moving towards the designated orbital slot normally along with sending signal to the ground station located in Gazipur. The initial connection has also been established with the Rangamati ground station.

The under construction Padma Bridge project witnessed a major progress with installation of its forth span at Jazira point of Shariatpur yesterday, making 600-metre of the bridge visible.

The Khulna City Corporation election is scheduled to be held tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Election Commission has declared June 26 as the fresh date for holding Gazipur City Corporation elections. The date was fixed at a meeting of the EC with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair yesterday.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has ruled out the possibility of any price hike or artificial crisis of commodities during the holy month of Ramadan. The Minister was addressing a view exchange meeting with businessmen to keep the price of essential commodities stable at secretariat yesterday. He also requested the traders to play a responsible role to avoid any suffering of the consumers.

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said, Bangladesh has been working to increase power generation as it needs 60,000 MW electricity to be a developed country by 2041. He said this while addressing a session on power for human development at Harvard University in Boston of the USA.

Nepal has been planning to use Chattogram and Mongla seaports and Banglabandha landport to import goods. A 15-membr delegation led by Ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh Professor Dr Chop Lal Bhusal said this during a meeting with the leaders of Panchagarh Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Panchagarh yesterday.

The government is set to announce 82 kilometres of Meghna River as the country's 6th hilsa sanctuary aiming to boost its production. Official sources informed media this yesterday.

Press Wing