Thu, Jul 18, 2019 3:03

Govt takes measures to revive water bodies: PM


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the government has already taken decision to revivify water bodies across the country aimed at boosting fish production.

“We have already taken decision to bring back all of our water bodies such as pond, canal and beel to its earlier position to increase the production of fisheries,” she said.

The premier made the assertion while inaugurating the ‘National Fisheries Week-2019’ at Krishibid Institute of Bangladesh (KIB).

The government has already given instruction to the authorities concerned to take prompt measures to this end, she said.

Calling upon all not to keep any water body unused, the premier said the government has taken ‘My House My Farm’ project to meet the demand of fish as well as bring financial solvency.

Sheikh Hasina called for a greater emphasis on production, processing, and marketing of fishes.

In this context, she recalled the contribution of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to fisheries sector as he encouraged the people in fish production after releasing the fish fries in the lake of Ganabhaban.

Bangabandhu then mentioned fish as a potential export product along with jute, leather and tea, the premier remembered.

State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, secretary of the ministry’s parliamentary standing committee Md Raisul Alam Mondal spoke on the occasion while its Chairman Dhirendra Devnath Shambhu was present on the dais.