Bangladesh High Commission


News Brief


London, 5 April 2018

President Md. Abdul Hamid has asked universities to revise their curriculum to ensure time befitting modern education for the new generation. The President gave the directive as he was addressing the convocation of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology yesterday. The President, in his address, stressed the need for increasing the use of the information technology at all levels of education. The President also attended a function marking the 67th founding anniversary of Mongla Seaport in Khulna yesterday. The President, speaking on the occasion, asked the authorities concerned to ensure more dynamism in port operations involving all stakeholders.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the importance of improving product quality adopting newer technologies to compete in the open-market system. The PM made the emphasis while inaugurating the five-day 6th National SME Fair at BICC in Dhaka yesterday. The PM said, SME advisory centres will be set up at district and upazila levels, which will act as one-stop service centres for the country's small and medium entrepreneurs.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the leaders of Mohila Sramik League to work together to further strengthen the organisation. The PM made the urge while speaking at a discussion meeting at Ganobhaban yesterday marking the founding anniversary of Mohila Sramik League.

Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has urged the international community for putting pressure on Myanmar to take back their people from Bangladesh. The Speaker came up with the call when Regional Representative of the UNHCR James Lynch met her in Dhaka yesterday.

Bangladesh will receive 85.11 million Euro in loan from the IDB for rural and peri-urban housing. Finance Minister AMA Muhith and President of IDB Bandar MH Hajjar signed an agreement to this effect in Tunis on Tuesday.

LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain has underscored the need for implementing RAJUK's detailed area plan giving priority to public facilities in the capital city. The Minister made the stress while presiding over a meeting of the cabinet committee to review DAP at his ministry in Dhaka yesterday.

The government has initiated a move to set up a center on Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime in Dhaka to further strengthen the anti-terrorism activities across the country. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan informed this as he was talking to media yesterday.

The Maritime Safety Week-2018 is being observed across the country from today to create awareness on shipping related safety measures. President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages on the occasion.

A four-day long photo exhibition on the everyday life of autistic children began at Bangladesh National Museum in Dhaka yesterday. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor opened the event arranged on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day.

Expatriate Bangladeshis have sent US$1,300.46 million remittance in March this year, which is $222.94 million more than the same month of previous year.

Press Wing