Bangladesh High Commission

London

News Brief

London, 30 April 2018

President Md. Abdul Hamid has urged all irrespective of party affiliation, opinion and religious belief to play role in the national development upholding communal harmony. The President made the urge while exchanging greetings with the members of Buddhist community at Bangabhaban last afternoon on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. The President hoped that the Buddhist community would continue to put their efforts for the overall development of the country upholding the immortal ideology of Lord Buddha.

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from Sydney in the early hours of today wrapping up her three-day official visit to Australia to join the Global Summit of Women. In the summit, the Prime Minister was conferred on the prestigious Global Women's Leadership Award-2018. A Thai Airways flight carrying the PM landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 12.50 am.

Visiting high level UN Security Council team has observed that the Rohingya issue is a crisis of Myanmar and the solution lies there as well. The leader of the delegation and President of UNSC Gustavo Adolfo Meza Cuadra Velasqez made the observation while briefing reporters after visiting Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar yesterday. State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam, accompanying the delegation, said Bangladesh hoped that the UNSC would play a positive role to solve the crisis especially after this visit.

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan has said, the government opened 10 land ports in border areas to boost trade with India. The Minister came up with the observations while addressing a seminar on land ports in Dhaka yesterday. Deputy High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Dr Adarsh Swaika informed the seminar that 50 percent of IndiaBangladesh trade took place through land ports.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said, BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is being given treatment following the jail code. The Minister was addressing the annual council of Dhaka University unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League yesterday.

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said, the Liquefied Natural Gas will be available in the industrial sector through pipeline from the end of May. With supplying the LNG in the industries, a huge employment would be created in the country, he said this at a seminar in Dhaka.

Foreign direct investment into the country’s Export Processing Zones increased by 15.20 per cent during the last year. Latest statistics of the central bank showed that net inflow of FDI in the country’s eight EPZs stood at US$ 480.83 million in 2017 which was US$ 416.77 million in 2016.

Bangladesh won 3 rd position in the eleven-nation qualifying round of the Youth Olympic Games Hockey beating world hockey giant South Korea by 5-4 goals in Thailand yesterday.

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