Government Policy

President,PM urge coast guard to work sincerely to protect marine resources

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

natural disasters.

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)