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Ashraf stresses natural resources’ best usages to boost production

RAJSHAHI State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock

Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru has called for best usages of existing natural

resources and modern technologies to boost fish and livestock production to

achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

He came up with emphasis while sharing views with the divisional, district

and upazila level officials of the fisheries and livestock services

departments at Nanking Convention Hall here last night as the chief guest.

The state minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working

relentlessly to take the country ahead. So, all the officials and others

concerned should supplement the premier's endeavor through discharging their

respective duties with utmost sincerity and honesty, he said.

He was apprised of local achievements and problems of the two concerned

departments in all 67 upazilas under eight districts of Rajshahi division.

Director General of the Directorate of Fisheries Kazi Shams Afroz, Director

General of the Directorate of Livestock Services Dr Abdul Jabbar Shikder and

Director General of Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute Dr Nathuram

Sarker addressed the meeting as special guests with Deputy Director of Local

Government Division Parvej Raihan in the chair.

Ashraf Ali Khan asked concerned officials to help local people establish

small cattle farms and expand fish farming for improving their living and

livelihood conditions.

He stressed the role of fisheries and livestock sectors to ensure food

security along with fulfilling the existing protein demands through boosting

fish, milk, meat and egg production.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)