Bangladesh High Commission

London

News Brief

 

London, 22 March 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked Bangladesh Navy to use their efficiency and integrity in tapping sea resources in view of the country's expanded maritime boundary. The PM gave directive as she was addressing a function at BNS Issa Khan Parade Ground marking the  inauguration of  Bangabandhu Complex at Bangladesh Naval Academy at port city yesterday. She said, newly built Bangabandhu Complex equipped with modern facilities would ensure global standard training for the members of the navy. The PM, in her address,  expressed the hope , navy personnel would discharge their duties more effectively being inspired with the spirit of  liberation war. Navy has to work to implement various programmes of blue economy, the Premier added. At the function, the PM awarded the National Standard to BN Dockyard.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina spelling out her government's various steps for the country's development has said, the government has been implementing 142 social safety net programmes. Under the programmes, she said, the elderly citizens, freedom fighters and widows and women abandoned by the husbands are getting various allowances. The PM said this while addressing a huge public rally in Patiya of Chittagong yesterday.The Prime Minister earlier inaugurated 28 development projects and laid foundation stones for 13 other projects.

All is set to celebrate today the historic achievement of the current government in making Bangladesh eligible for graduating from the group of LDCs. On the eve of the celebration, President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate message, felicitating the countrymen for their contributions to attain the great honour for the country. The PM is being accorded a reception at the BICC for the achievement. In the afternoon, jubilant processions will converge at the Bangabandhu National Stadium for a colourful cultural show. The PM is expected to attend the show as chief guest.

Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali has said, Bangladesh will overcome the next stage of development as well as continue to go forward. The Minister said this while addressing a seminar on Bangladesh's Graduation from LDCs at BIISS in Dhaka yesterday.

Bangladesh has called upon the international community to share burden of the adverse impacts of climate change. State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze made the call as she was addressing an event on Climate-Induced Displacement of Rural Women at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid has said, over 90 MW electricity can be generated daily from the waste piled up every day in city corporation areas. He said this while addressing an  MoU signing ceremony at Byduit Bhaban yesterday. Nasrul Hamid said, about 9,000 tonnes of waste is being produced in Dhaka city every day. It is possible to generate one-megawatt electricity from 80-100 tonnes of waste and accordingly 90 MW electricity can be generated from the waste of city corporation areas, he added.

The Netherlands government has contributed $800,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme for scaling up an initiative on rice fortification in Bangladesh.

The government has decided to appoint Md Shameem Ahsan as ambassador of Bangladesh to Nigeria. Currently he is serving as consul general of Bangladesh in New York.

Press Wing