DHAKA President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina today hoped that the members of the Coast Guard would work with
patriotism, sincerity, honesty, courage and cordiality to ensure foolproof
security of the country's maritime and coastal regions.
In separate messages on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Bangladesh
Coast Guard and Coast Guard Day-2020, they also lauded the role of the
members of the coast guard in protecting maritime recourses of the country.
President Abdul Hamid said, Since its inception, Bangladesh Coast Guard
has been playing an active role in protecting the law and order in maritime
boundaries, coastal areas, fisheries and forest resources. The force is also
working relentlessly in preventing infiltration, human trafficking, smuggling
and piracy in the coastal areas of the country. They also have made
significant contributions through rescue operations in coastal areas during
He said the incumbent government has taken massive steps to modernise the
Coast Guard by 2030.
The mechanisms and technical capabilities of the force are being increased
to build the Coast Guard as a modern two-dimensional force, he said.
It is our expectation on the eve of the Mujib Borsho that the Bangladesh
Coast Guard would carry forward blue-economy related activities to build a
golden Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman, the President added.
In her speech, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government has been
implementing various projects to build the coast guard as a capable force so
that they can contribute to the country's socio-economic development.
Bangladesh has established legal and economical rights over a large
maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal under the ruling Awami League
government, she said, adding that the members of the coast guard would play
an important role in taking ahead of the Blue Economic activities along with
their responsibility of protecting the countr7y's marine resources.
The Prime Minister hoped that the coast guard would perform their duties
with patriotism, sincerity and courage and contribute to implement 'Vision
2041' and Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 of the government.
The president and the premier also wished the Coast Guard Day a success and
greeted its members on the occasion.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)