She asked the researchers to make a significant contribution in meeting the basic needs of people
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged biotechnologists to find ways to fight the adverse impacts of climate change so that the growing population can fulfil their basic needs.
Expressing hope that scientists and researchers will make a significant contribution, the Prime Minister asked researchers to implement their findings to strengthen and attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Vision-2041.”
She said this in a message issued on the occasion of the National Biotechnology Fair-2019 on Thursday, reports BSS.
Sheikh Hasina emphasized on the need for building a hunger- and poverty-free, developed and prosperous Sonar Bangla by the optimum use of science and technology as dreamt by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“With participation of all, we are heading towards the development and progress aiming to fulfil the dream of the Father of the Nation,” she said.
“With the support of the National Institute of Biotechnology Act passed in 2009, the institute has gained the capacity to reach its products and technology at field level by conducting research in agriculture, healthcare, environment and industrial sectors,” the Prime Minister said.
At the same time, she said, the National Institute of Biotechnology is contributing to building skilled manpower.
The government is implementing a Tk504 crore ‘Establishment of National Gene Bank Project’ through the National Institute of Biotechnology, with the aim to preserve and collect genetic resources, the Prime Minister said.