Published:  12:00 AM, 20 February 2017

Ministries’ coordinated steps to protect coasts stressed

Chairman of Parlia-mentary Standing Comm-ittee of Envir-onment and Forests Dr Hasan Mah-mud yesterday called for coordinated steps by the ministries concerned for facing climate change impacts and protecting coastal areas. He made the call while presiding over a roundtable discussion meeting on climate change impacts and coastal floods during the monsoon at the Jatiya Sangsad IDP conference room, said an official release. Conducted by Coast Trust Executive Director Rezaul Karim, the meeting also addressed by Deputy Minister for Environment and Forests Abdullah Al Islam Jacob, Panchanon Bishwas, MP, Sheikh M. Nurul Huq, MP, Pankaj Nath, MP, Didarul Alam, MP, Jebunnesa Afroze, MP, and climate and water expert Dr Ainun Nishat. Hassan Mahmud urged the ministries concerned to be more responsible to protect coastal areas from climate change impacts. The meeting made a number of recommendations to protect the coastal areas.

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