Smart Bangladesh is not possible without development in fisheries sector

It is not possible to build a smart Bangladesh by 2041 without development in the livestock and fisheries sector, said the Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Md. Abdur Rahman. He said this at a workshop in a hotel in the capital on Saturday.

The minister said, Bangabandhu said, we are people of Bangladesh, we have soil, I have Sonar Bengal, I have jute, I have fish, I have livestock. If I can develop, inshallah it will not exist today.

He said, we have reached this stage by the spirit of Bangabandhu’s speech.

He also said that we are very lucky that today Sheikh Hasina has shown prudent leadership not only in Bangladesh but also across the borders of the country in the international arena.

The Livestock Minister said that it is very important to formulate the right policy for the development of livestock. It also needs to have a legal basis. Livestock sector not only provides nutrition to our body but also plays a major role in employment generation.

At the time, he said that about 20 percent of the country’s total population is directly dependent on the livestock sector.

The minister said that the goals announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to create a smart Bangladesh by 2041 and to build the Sonar Bangla of Bangabandhu’s dream cannot be achieved by excluding the livestock and fisheries sectors. But in order to achieve that goal, a proper policy must be set. In this regard, the World Bank and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have extended their cooperation in policy formulation at different times.

Director General of Animal Resources Department. Syed Mahmud Belal Haider, Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock as a special guest and FAO Representative Ad Interim of Bangladesh Mr. Dia Sano spoke as a guest of honor in the program under the chairmanship of Mohammad Rayazul Haque.