Bangladesh High Commission


News Brief

London, 7 May 2018

President Md. Abdul Hamid is going to Tungipara today to pay tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The President would offer Fateha at the grave of the founder of Independent Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the distribution programme of family silos for 63 upazilas in 19 disaster-prone districts in the country with a view to preserving food grains and seeds during any disaster. The PM launched the programme through a videoconferencing from her official residence Ganabhaban in Dhaka yesterday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, Bangladesh needs many more golden boys to build up the golden Bangladesh as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The PM made the remark while addressing a program on the occasion of publishing SSC and equivalent examinations results at Ganabhaban in Dhaka yesterday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, Bangladesh has been continuing its efforts to resolve the Rohingya issue through dialogue trying to avoid any conflict. Myanmar should take lessons from Bangladesh on running a country keeping communal harmony unharmed, she added. The Premier said this while addressing a views-exchange meeting with Buddhist religious leaders and distinguished persons of the community on the occasion of the Buddha Prurnima at her official residence Ganobhaban yesterday.

The two-day 45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers concluded in Dhaka yesterday adopting a resolution to form an ad-hoc ministerial committee to mobilize international support to ensure justice for atrocities on Rohingyas and their safe return to Myanmar. Bangladesh Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali announced the resolutions adopted as 'Dhaka Declaration' at a press briefing.

Visiting Secretary General of D-8 Dato'ku Jaafar Ku Shaari called on Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister A K M Shahjahan Kamal at his office in Dhaka yesterday. During the call on, they discussed issues relating to the next D-8 summit to be held in Dhaka.

The government has signed a MoU with the Exim Bank of China for the Padma Bridge Rail Link Project worth $2,667.94 million. Railways Minister Md Mujibul Haque at a press conference at his office yesterday highlighted various aspects of the agreement signed on April 27 in Beijing.

A 1,320MW ultra-super critical coal-fired power plant will be set up at Moheshkhali in Cox's Bazar by 48 to 54 months. Bangladesh Power Development Board signed an agreement with China Huadian Company at Bidyut Bhaban in Dhaka yesterday.

A massive cholera vaccination campaign began in Cox's Bazar yesterday to protect nearly one million Rohingyas and their host communities from the deadly disease during the ongoing monsoon season.

Bangladesh Trading Corporation yesterday began its commodity selling programme throughout the country including the capital ahead of the holy Ramadan at subsidized prices.

Press Wing