PM Hasina directs need to investigate oceans more
Dhaka, May 22, 2022: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed to increase sea research to utilize all the resources in the sea including fisheries and mineral resources.
She gave the directive at the first meeting of the Delta Governance Council at the Prime Minister's Office.
The Prime Minister said, "I think with our Delta Plan, the huge amount of seas that we have got today, we have to use these resources for our economic activities." In this case, we have announced the Blue Economy. In other words, Sunil economy, to use the sea resources for the development of our country. Some work has started on a very limited scale. "We should have a plan for the use of marine resources," he said.
There is so much we can do. There we have oil and gas extraction, that is, marine resources, which are useful in our daily lives, can be used for food security in various ways, huge fish stocks here.
"We cannot afford to lose these resources," she said.
"We need to see how to use it economically," she said.
Sheikh Hasina said, "Another thing is that the most important thing in the Bay of Bengal is that trade and commerce has been going on here from time immemorial." Two oceans on either side. If you go from one ocean to another, you pass through this Bay of Bengal. From there the importance of the Bay of Bengal is much higher. So we have to think about how we can use such an important resource for our economic work.
Instructing to keep the Bay of Bengal free from pollution, the Prime Minister said, "Now pollution is in all countries. Conditions in the South Sea where water is not available. Just an oil fan, I've been there myself. I took it in my hand. I went to live in the Netherlands. Therefore, we have to make sure that our subcontinent does not have such pollution in our Bay of Bengal. It must be kept free from such pollution. At the same time, we need to think about how we can use this resource."