Hasan urges media to create awareness on environment

DHAKA, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said mass media can play a pivotal role in creating awareness among the people for preserving environment and nature.

We have made our existence critical through destroying our environment so, the mass media can play a role to make people adapt to climate change and disaster preparedness through awareness, said the minister.

The minister made these comments while attending the closing session of the twoday 'The 5th AsiaPacific Broadcasting Union Summit' held at Nepalese capital Kathmandu, said a press release issued here today.

The conference adopted Kathmandu Media Action Plan unanimously which would be included into the agenda of the next global meeting on the disaster risk reduction.

Earlier on Thursday, the information minister met Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli at his office in Kathmandu.

The Nepalese Premier showed respect to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and lauded the development of Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The two leaders also discussed different common issues including trade, cooperation in mass media and taking advantage from the hydroelectricity project of Nepal.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nepal Ms Mashfee Binte Shams, Director General of Bangladesh Television (BTV) SM HarunAr Rashid and Embassy officials accompanied the information minister.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)