Dhaka September 02 2022 :
Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md. Shahab Uddin said, Bangladesh, under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has achieved enviable success in tackling the risks of climate change which is being applauded in the international arena.
Government submitted the Nationally Determined Contribution, formulating the National Adaptation Plan, drafted Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan 2022-2041. Actions taken to deal with climate change risks in Bangladesh have been strengthened. So far, 789 projects have been undertaken with the estimated cost of 3 thousand 362 crore 32 lakh taka under the financing of Bangladesh Climate Change Trust Fund.
Environment Minister said this in the opening ceremony of the International Conference on Environmental Protection for Sustainable Development with the theme ‘Green Bangladesh – prosperous Bangladesh’ organized by Forest and Environment Sub-committee of Bangladesh Awami League at Nawab Ali Chowdhury senate Bhaban of the University of Dhaka today.
Environment Minister said in spite of all the challenges, the present government is implementing policies and programs to ensure a sustainable environment suitable for living of the present and future population of the country. The Department of Environment is taking and implementing various effective measures to control environmental pollution. The Department is conducting regular enforcement activities and conducting mobile courts against man-made environmental pollution, forcing industrial establishments that emit liquid waste to set up liquid waste treatment systems and implement zero discharge plans.
Dr. Khondoker Bazlul Hoque, Chairman, Forest and Environment Affairs Sub-Committee of Bangladesh Awami League presided over the occasion. Minister for Road Transport and Bridges and General Secretary, Bangladesh Awami League Obaidul Quader was present as the Chief Guest. Md. Shariar Alam, State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Barrister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education were present as the Special Guests. Delwar Hossain, Secretary, Organizing Committee of ICEPSD-2022 and Member Secretary, Forest and Environment Affairs Sub-committee Bangladesh Awami League also spoke in the occasion. Teachers, researchers, Scientists, practitioners, students, and national and international scholars, journalists were present in the occasion.
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