Bangladesh High Commission


News Brief


London, 28 March 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked experts and authorities concerned to ensure optimum use of available water to offset the lean period crisis. The PM gave the directive while inaugurating the 'World Water Day-2018' programme at BICC in Dhaka yesterday. The Premier, in her address, encouraged nature-based solution of different water problems. She particularly stressed on finding ways to maximize rain water harvesting for lean season.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the countrymen to stay alert against those who are trying to stage a comeback upsetting the spirit of independence. The PM made the urge while addressing a discussion at Krishibid Institution auditorium yesterday on the occasion of the Independence and the National Day.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim has said, around 40,000 people would be appointed at the government hospitals across the country to reduce manpower crisis. The Minister said this as he was addressing a function at DMCH yesterday. The Minister said, around 8,000 doctors and 10,000 nurses have been appointed in last few years. Five thousand more doctors would be appointed soon, he said adding that the newly appointed doctors will have to render services at village level for at least three years.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said, the BNP's proposed rally on March 29 at Suhrawardi Udyan in Dhaka is subjected to the permission from Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner's Office. The Minister said this while talking to newsmen after a meeting with a BNP delegation at his office yesterday.

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayon Chandra Chanda has said, the government will not allow fish import for protecting the local fisheries industry. The Minister said this while speaking at a citizen's dialogue at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said, the government is committed to improving the film industry. The Minister said this while exchanging views with a delegation of film exhibitors at his office yesterday.

State Minister for Information Advocate Tarana Halim has underscored the need for empowering women in the political arena to ensure women empowerment in true sense. The State Minister made the emphasis as she was addressing a seminar marking International Women's Day at PKSF Bhaban in Dhaka yesterday.

The Newspaper Wage Board yesterday announced its decision to award 45 percent dearness allowance for journalists, employees and workers of newspapers and news agencies.

Bangladesh has conveyed its deep concern at the recent multiple ballistic missile attacks by the Houthi rebels aimed at Riyadh and other bordering cities of South Western parts of Saudi Arab. The Foreign Ministry in Dhaka in a statement yesterday said, these ballistic missile attacks also threaten international peace and security in the long run.

A meeting of the National Security chiefs of the member states of BIMSTEC kicks off in Dhaka today. Major General (Rtd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Defence and Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, will lead the Bangladesh side at the meeting which will discuss the traditional and non-traditional security threats and necessary measures to deal with them.

Bangladesh will receive US$51 million in credit from the Kuwait government to develop urban infrastructure in 53 municipalities across the country. An agreement on the credit was signed at ERD in Dhaka yesterday.

The finals of two primary school level nationwide gold cup football tournaments named after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib are being held in Dhaka today. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to join the closing ceremony of the tournaments.

Press Wing