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PM says to focus on nature, environment in development of Cox's Bazar

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today, May 18th, asked the authorities concerned to integrate development of Cox's Bazar beach with preservation of nature.

"We will undertake development programmes for the beach not only with bricks and wood, but will also integrate it with nature," she said.

The prime minister said this while inaugurating the newly constructed multi-storied building of Cox's Bazar Development Authority in the seafront resort town.


The programme was held at Bir Muktijoddha Field in Cox's Bazar while she joined virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.

She also asked the people of the Cox's Bazar to create a densely planted tamarisk tree forest (Jhau Bon) along with the beach to protect it from cyclones and tidal waves.

"If this can be done in a planned way, it won't be tough to create the forest throughout the 124km long beach," she said. "We have to protect our environment."

She also put emphasis on protecting people from natural calamities through preserving nature.

"We have to do that keeping in mind the bitter memory of the 1991 cyclone," said the premier.

State Minister for Housing and Public Works Ministry Sharif Ahmed and Cox's Bazar Development Authority chairman Forkan Ahmed also spoke at the programme.

A documentary on the development of Cox's Bazar was also screened at the programme.

 

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