Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md. Shahab Uddin said that none of the tourists going to Sundarbans will be allowed to take single use plastic items with them. Due to the use of single use plastic, the environment and biodiversity are being severely damaged. The minister also instructed the secretary of the ministry to take necessary steps to stop the use of single-use plastic in Sundarbans. He also said that a special program has been taken to stop the use of single use plastic in 40 upazilas of 12 coastal districts of the country.
The Minister of Environment said these things in the speech of the chief guest in the discussion program titled ‘The Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historical leadership and development of the country’ organized at the Department of Environment on the occasion of the Great Independence and National Day 2023 on Monday, March 27.
The Environment Minister said that a leader like Bangabandhu is rare in the world. He dedicated his whole life for freedom. He took the war-torn country to a stage of Development. He started working to build a non-discriminatory and non-communal country. Cruel Pakistanis could not kill him but some misguided people of this country killed him and his family. The minister said that the dream of the father of the nation is being fulfilled by his able daughter, Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, to put smiles on the faces of helpless people. He said to the officials that under the leadership of the Honorable Prime Minister, everyone should work unitedly to build a smart Bangladesh. Common people should be respected. The common people, the owner of the country should be served well.
Deputy Minister Begum Habibun Nahar, Secretary Dr. Farhina Ahmed and Additional Secretary Iqbal Abdullah Harun spoke as special guests in the discussion program chaired by Director General of Environment Directorate Dr. Abdul Hamid. Additional Director General of the Department of Environment Kazi Abu Taher, Director Mirza Shawkat Ali also spoke Among others.