Bangladesh High Commission


News Brief

London, 3 May 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, the people are to decide who would form the next government in the country. The PM told this while responding to a question at a press conference on the recently concluded tri-nation visit at Ganabhaban yesterday. On her talks with the members of the UNSC team that recently visited Bangladesh the premier said, they are very much positive about the repatriation of Rohingyas. About the quota reform in the government jobs the Premier said, she accepted the demand as the students do not want the system. The PM informed the media that her recent visits to Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and Australia have brightened image of the country in the international arena.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the owners of mills and factories to be more sincere to uphold the rights of the working class. She made the call at her address at a discussion marking May Day at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka on Tuesday. The Premier put emphasis on maintaining cordial relations between the owners and workers to boost production in the industrial units.

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has urged the Parliament members of the South Asian countries to work together to stop child labour and protect the rights of the down-trodden children. The speaker made the call while inaugurating a two-day event titled "South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children" in Dhaka yesterday.

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has said, the budget with an amount of Tk 4,60,000 crore for the next fiscal will be placed in the Jatiyo Sangsad on June 7. The Minister revealed it while a delegation of DCCI called on him at his office on Monday. The Minister said, the government will give priority on power and energy, infrastructure, education and health sectors in the upcoming budget.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said, police would certainly unearth what actually had happened during the recent attack on the residence of the DU Vice Chancellor. The Minister said this as he was responding to the reporters' queries following a programme at Krishibid Institute in Dhaka yesterday.

A two-day exposition on Agro-Technologies kicks off in Dhaka today. Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury inaugurates the expo organized by DCCI in cooperation with USAID at the International Convention City Basundhara.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said, only a satisfied work force could ensure development of the country. The Minister said this while speaking at a May Day rally at the Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Thai Minister for Economic Reforms and Investment Dr Kobsak Pootrakool who is leading a 30-member delegation has said, Thailand can be the gateway to Southeast Asia for Bangladesh and vice-versa. The Minister said this as he was leading the delegates to the BEZA office in Dhaka yesterday.

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan has called upon the workers not to drive any vehicle by using fake license. He came up with the call at a workers' rally organized by Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation marking the May Day at Motijheel in Dhaka on Tuesday.

The country received $1.218 billion remittance from April 1 to 27 this year. According to Bangladesh Bank's statistics, in March, the total inward remittance was $1.299 billion.

Press Wing