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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

Bangladsh PM Hasina seeks foreign assistance to explore offshore gas exploration and set up energy plants

M.A Kader-Asain Tribune Correspondent in Bangladesh

Dhaka, 08 April, (Asiantribune.com): Bangladsh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said Bangladesh needs foreign assistance for offshore gas exploration and installation of hydroelectric and solar-energy plants.

The Prime Minister Hasina talked with the British High Commissioner in Dhaka Stephen Nicholas Evans yesterday on various bilateral interests of the two countries. Hasina and Evans discussed issues like trade, investment and the challenges of the much-talked climate change, PM office sources said.

The prime minister at the PM office informed the British envoy about her govermnet plans for exploring offshore gas and installing hydroelectric and solar-energy plants to meet the growing demand for energy and power in the country
On the issue of climate change Hasina said the government is fully aware of the impact of global climate change.

When the issue of global terrorism came up for discussion, the Prime Minister said: "Terrorists have no religion or border."
"Terrorism has to be faced together," she told the British envoy.

Underscoring education as one of the key elements of poverty alleviation, the prime minister said her government has a plan to make education free up to degree level.

Hasina reiterated her government’s commitment to ensure health services for people of all walks of life.

Finance Minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhit, Finance Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr Moshiur Rahman, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Secretary Mollah Waheeduzzaman, Press Secretary to the PM Abul Kalam Azad, Special Assistant to the PM Abdus Sobhan Golap and former Ambassador Ziauddin were present.

- Asian Tribune -

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