Law must be followed to keep environment livable: Environment Minister

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury has instructed the officials to perform their duties according to the law.

He said that in order to keep the country’s environment livable, it is necessary to work according to the rules and regulations in the official work, including the recovery of illegal encroachment of forest land. No minister, MP or influential person can be worked to please or anyone can be exempted. Work for the welfare of the people.

The Environment Minister said these things in the President’s speech at the inauguration ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Center on the occasion of World Environment Day and Environment Fair and National Plantation Fair on Wednesday. Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was present as the chief guest and inaugurated the Environment and Tree Fair and the National Plantation.

The Environment Minister said that after achieving independence in 1973, the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman issued the Water Pollution Control Ordinance, 1973 and started environmental conservation activities in independent Bangladesh. In continuation of this, in 1989, the Environment and Forestry Ministry was created by combining the Directorate of Forests and the Directorate of Environment by renaming the Directorate of Environmental Pollution Control as the Directorate of Environment.

Dipankar Talukder, President of the Standing Committee of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Secretary of the Ministry. Farhina Ahmed, director general of the Department of Environment. Abdul Hamid and Chief Forest Conservator of Forest Department. Amir Hossain Chowdhury was present on stage.

It is reported that the ongoing environment fair in Sherbangla Nagar will continue till June 11 and the tree fair will continue till July 13, 2024. The fair will run daily from 9 am to 8 pm. The Minister called upon people from all walks of life to participate in the Environment Fair and Tree Fair.