Bangladesh High Commission


News Brief


London, 26 February 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasized on time-befitting quality education to further consolidate country's position in the fast-changing and competitive world. The PM put the emphasis while speaking at a function marking handing over the Prime Minister Gold Medals to the university students with outstanding academic results at her office yesterday. The PM said, Bangladesh will be a prosperous country with dignity and honour, if a skilled workforce can be developed. She urged the gold medalists to make use of their talents, thoughts and knowledge for the welfare and development of the country.

The Jatiya Sangsad yesterday passed the 'Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Youth Development Bill, 2018' aimed at creating skilled manpower through providing the youth with necessary training and education. State Minister for Youth and Sports Dr Biren Sikder moved the bill in the House. Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif informed the House that the government would rehabilitate 50,000 homeless families. The Minister also said, the government has undertaken a programme to provide khas land among 14,000 landless families under Char Development and Settlement Project.

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq has urged the judges to remain very alert while conducting trial of graft cases. The Minister made the urge while talking to newsmen after addressing the refreshers' course for Additional District and Sessions Judges at Judicial Administration Training Institute in Dhaka yesterday. He said, present government has adopted zero tolerance policy against corruption.

A new book containing 100 speeches of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is now available at the Amar Ekushey Granthamela of Bangla Academy in Dhaka. The PM has dedicated the book "Nirbachito 100 Bhashon" to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib. The Prime Minister delivered the speeches on different occasions from 2014 to 2017.

The newly appointed Myanmar ambassador in Dhaka Lwin Oo called on Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at his office yesterday. During the call on, they discussed the process of smooth repatriation of Myanmar residents.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has urged the international community to keep pressure on Myanmar on Rohingya issue as Bangladesh is unjustifiably bearing the brunt of Rohingya crisis. The State Minister made the urge while addressing a function to launch a report on the forcefully displaced Rohingya children in Dhaka yesterday. State Minister said, Myanmar must be convinced to allow international humanitarian assistance into Rakhine to ensure wellbeing of the displaced children on their return.

A three-member delegation led by Japanese Ambassador Hiroyasu Izumi met LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain at his office in Dhaka yesterday. The Minister said, JICA has been playing an important role in developing the living standard of countrymen. The Japanese ambassador informed the Minister about the $45 million JICA project to develop socioeconomic condition and poverty elevation in Bangladesh in the current year.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said, Bangladesh has become role model for the rest of the world in curbing militancy and terrorism. He said this while inaugurating newly constructed Baufal Thana building in Patuakhali yesterday. The Minister said, a huge development work has been going on across the country under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu's book 'The Poison Ivy of Bangladesh Politics' (Bangladesher Rajneteta Bishbrikkho) was launched at the Bangla Academy Book Fair yesterday.

Press Wing