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Push for extensive research on blue economy

November 12, 2021 00:00:00

Planning Minister MA Mannan has emphasised extensive research on blue economy to unlock its potentials and get maximum benefits from the Bay of Bengal, reports UNB.

"The government is interested to assist private sector and different organisations in carrying out research works on sea and coastal areas for the development of blue economy," he said.

The minister came with the remarks at a discussion on 'Blue Economy Prospectus and Challenges' held at the Jatiya Press Club, organised by 'Save Our Sea', a platform that works for clean sea, on Thursday.

Mannan said the environment and blue economy are getting priority in the global arena as both the sectors would play a vital role in the world economy in future.

Regarding the demand that oceanography be included in the textbooks, he said that the Prime Minister always encourages children to know about the resources of the country.

Dr. Jasim Uddin, a professor at the Department of Botany of Dhaka University, and Dr Sontosh Kumar, Chairman, Hospitality and Tourism Department, were present as special guests.

Chairman of the department of Oceanography at Chittagong University Dr. Muhammad Muslem Uddin Monna gave a keynote presentation in the discussion.

Head of maritime development and strategic studies of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Maritime University Commodore Wahid Hasan Kutubuddin, and assistant chief conservator of Forests, the Directorate of Forest, Dr. Maryam Akter spoke at the function. Anowarul Hoque, secretary of Save Our Sea, moderated the event.

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