Bangladesh High Commission

London

News Brief

 

London, 15 February 2018

President Md. Abdul Hamid has urged the country's agriculturists and researchers to invent sustainable and stress tolerant cropping methods. The President made the urge as he was addressing the ‘Krishibid Institution Bangladesh Award' giving ceremony at Farmgate in Dhaka yesterday. The President said, the risk and cost of agricultural production have increased. Expanding sustainable and environment friendly agricultural techniques can contribute to minimize the risk and cost.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Rome last night for home winding up her four-day official visit to Italy and Vatican City. On her way back home, the PM will make one day stopover in Abu Dhabi. She is scheduled to reach Dhaka at 8pm on Friday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, the trial of those involved in corruption, terrorism and militancy must be held as the government wants to build a peaceful environment in the country. The Prime Minister was speaking at a reception accorded to her at Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome on Tuesday. The PM said, the government wants to develop the country with changing the fate of people. The Premier recalled the huge contribution of the expatriates to the country's economy by sending remittance. Responding to the demand of the expatriates she said, the government would restart the Biman flight on the Dhaka-Rome route if it is profitable.

A delegation of Jatiya Sangsad whips led by Chief Whip ASM Feroz called on President Md. Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban yesterday. The delegation congratulated the President for being elected as the President for the second consecutive term.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Muhammad Nasim has said, the government has a plan to appoint 10,000 more doctors in the near future. The Minister said this while addressing a viewsexchange meeting at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital yesterday.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has urged mass media to practice objective journalism to portray real picture of the society. The Minister made the urge as he was addressing a function marking Bangladesh Press Council Day in Dhaka yesterday. State Minister for Information Tarana Halim also addressed on the occasion.

The United Nations Security Council has expressed its commitment to keep the Rohingya situation of Myanmar high on the Council's agenda. Several members of the Council came up with the pledge at the first open council meeting organized by the Kuwaiti Presidency of the Council on the situation in Myanmar at the UN on Tuesday. All the 15 members of the Council spoke at the meeting.

Visiting delegation of European Parliament has assured that European Union and its parliament will continue to extend full supports to Bangladesh to solve Rohingya refugee problem. They made the pledge when the delegation met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam at the State Guest House Padma in Dhaka yesterday. Chair of the South Asia Delegation of the EU Parliamentary Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs Jean Lambert led the 11-member delegation.

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said, the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already designed a plan for increasing foreign investment in the power sector. And the increased foreign investment would help implement the mega projects, he said adding US$ 21 billion has already been invested in the sector. The State Minister said this while taking part in the general discussion at the Parliament yesterday.

Press Wing