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Habibun Nahar slots into her new role straightaway

  • Published at 10:49 pm January 7th, 2019
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President Md Abdul Hamid, right, administers oath to the three deputy ministers of the new cabinet, including Begum Habibun Nahar, third from left, at the Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Monday, January 7, 2019 Focus Bangla

The new deputy minister for environment, forest and climate change took oath on Monday

Hours after taking oath as the deputy minister of environment, forest and climate change, Begum Habibun Nahar has asked the concerned Forest Department authorities to take necessary steps to stop fishing after spraying pesticides in the rivers and cannels inside the Sundarbans.

"Local MPs should work harderto protect the world heritage site that is the Sundarbans. Sundarbans is for all and everyone should take responsibility to protect it," she said on Monday while talking to UNB, sharing her thoughts.

At the moment, the most threatening issue for the Sundarbans was spraying pesticides as most of the fishermen were involved in catching fish by mixing pesticides, she said.

She said that it was the easiest way for them to catch fish, as they were seen floating in the rivers and canals after getting contaminated by the pesticides.

Nahar also asked the Forest Department to take strict measures to protect the property of the Sundarbans, including tigers and deer.

Referring to the increase of salinity in the Sundarbans, the deputy minister said people were involved in cultivating shrimp, which causes increase of salinity, damaging the environment.

“Besides, the diminution of sweet water resources also harms the environment,” she said.

She also asked to stop cultivating shrimp by making dams in the flowing canals.

Nahar has been elected MP from the Bagerhat3 (Rampal-Mongla) constituency thrice.She is also the wife of Khulna City Corporation Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque.

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