Environment ministry to be renamed

Online Desk | Update:

The government has decided to rename the ministry of environment and Forests, reports UNB.

The new name was proposed as the ministry of environment, forests and climate change.

A proposal to this end is approved at the 4th meeting of the national committee on environment held at the prime minister's office with its chairperson prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on Sunday.

PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

He said that the meeting also approved the draft of the National Environment Policy 2017 as well as the draft of the country investment plan on environment, forests and climate change.

The meeting also gave nod to a proposal in principle for setting up environment-friendly industries in Mongla.

Speaking at the meeting, prime minister Sheikh Hasina once again underscored the need for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through carrying out development activities in a planned way protecting the cultivable land, forests and water bodies.

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