A six-member delegation of the Scottish Parliamentary Group (CPG) met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban on Monday. At this time they expressed interest in taking construction workers from Bangladesh.
The delegation was led by Faisal Chowdhury, the first Bangladeshi-origin MP in the Parliament of Scotland. Other members of the delegation are Miles Briggs, Evelyn Tweed, Juned Hossain Chowdhury, Farhan Masud Khan and Md. Lutfur Rahman.
Scottish parliamentarians said linguistic inefficiency is a major barrier to hiring construction workers from Bangladesh. The Prime Minister told them, ‘We have taken various steps through various institutions to provide vocational and computer training including language teaching to increase the skills of the workers.’ At that time, Faisal Chowdhury said, “Scotland is interested in investing in the agricultural sector of Bangladesh.” The delegation enthusiastically praised the unprecedented development of Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the last 15 years.
Members of the delegation said that Bangladeshi expatriates are involved in mainstream politics in Scotland and currently around 200 Bangladeshis have been elected as councilors in the country.
Ambassador at Large. Ziauddin and Prime Minister’s Chief Secretary Tofazzal Hossain Mia were present at this time.
Emphasis on cooperation between Bangladesh-Nepal-Maldives in tourism: On this day, High Commissioner of Maldives in Bangladesh Shirujimath Sameer met the Prime Minister at Ganabhaban. At this time, the Prime Minister emphasized on the need to develop cooperation between Bangladesh, Nepal and Maldives for the development of tourism industry. At this time, the Prime Minister also congratulated the newly elected President Mohammad Muijju.
The Prime Minister said that many Bangladeshi workers are working in Maldives. They are contributing to the economy of both countries.’
At this time, the Ambassador of Maldives thanked the Prime Minister for all his assistance in fulfilling his duties in Dhaka. He said that during his tenure, the relations between Maldives and Bangladesh reached a new height.
Ambassador at Large M Ziauddin and Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister M Tofazzel Hossain Mia were also present at this time.
Unveiling of 6 books at Bangabhaban: On this day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled a bundle of five books titled ‘Maran Sagarpare Yekay Amar’ written on the brutal murder of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members on August 15, 1975. The books were unveiled in a function organized at Ganabhaban.
The Prime Minister wrote the foreword of the book edited by former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Professor Aams Arefin Siddique and published by Joyita Publications.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister said, ‘It is very important for the new generation to know the correct history of the Liberation War. The government has taken various initiatives in this regard. In addition to private institutions, many researchers are working individually to highlight the true history of the Liberation War. He said, ‘I applaud this initiative of giving five books in a box to the readers at a low price. I think this initiative will help the new generation to know the correct history.
Dhaka-17 Constituency MP Mohammad Ali Arafat, Prime Minister’s Military Secretary Major General Kabir Ahmed, Prime Minister’s Speechwriter Md. Nazrul Islam and Yasin Kabir of Jayita Publications were present.
The five books in the packet are ‘Muktidata Sheikh Mujib’, ‘Jayatu Bangmata’, ‘Bear Freedom Fighter Martyr Captain Sheikh Kamal: Image of Enlightened Youth’, ‘Martyr Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal: Flame of Youth’ and ‘Sheikh Russell: Image of Durant Childhood’.
Besides, on this day, the Prime Minister unveiled the cover of another book titled ‘Speeches of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib’, a collection of 58 speeches of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The chairman and former senior secretary of Palli Samaki Bank. Akram-al-Husain compiled the book.
The introduction of the book was written by the Prime Minister. It includes the QR code of the full audio version of each lecture. The book is published by Mawla Brothers. Compiler at the event. Akram-al-Hossain and Mawla Brothers owner Ahmed Mahmudul Haque were present.