BSS: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked all concerned to undertake and thus implement development projects without harming nature.
The Premier also directed the authorities concerned to implement the development schemes maintaining ecological balance as well as implementing those in a speedy manner avoiding unnecessary revision. The Prime Minister gave the directives while chairing a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) held at the NEC Conference Room in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area yesterday. Ministers, State Ministers, Planning Commission members and secretaries concerned attended the meeting. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan said that the Premier while giving approval to a Taka 2,580 crore Coastal Town Climate Tolerance Project today said that the coastal belt is usually a sensitive area. In this regard, she asked the authorities concerned to implement this project carefully without disturbing the natural balance. Turning to the issue of boosting agricultural productivity in the wake of global situation, Mannan said that the Premier stressed not only for boosting agricultural production, but also for ensuring production of quality food grains and nutrition enriched crops.