Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bangladesh is getting out from the list of LDC's

Hello Readers,
How are you today?

Another interesting positive comment by the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Mr. Ban-Ki-Moon about Bangladesh is the topic of this post. I read the NEWS on 28th March, 2013 in a daily Bangla Newspaper. On 26th March 31, 2013 Mr. Ban-Ki-Mon paid a tribute in the United Nations General Assembly to the late President of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Zillur Rahman.

You can view the original NEWS by clicking on the link provided in this post. The president of Bangladesh Mr. Zillur Rahman died on March 20th in Singapore from reported respiratory problems. The 193-member General Assembly paid tribute to the late president of the country before starting its deliberations.

The Secretary General Mr. Ban-Ki-Moon called Mr. Zillur Rahman one of the country’s leading political figures whose reward in the final years was the presidency, “an acknowledgement of a lifetime of dedication.”

As per the report the Secretary-General, Mr. Ban-Ki-Moon said:
 “I share the sadness of his bereaved family, the Government and people of Bangladesh. Despite such sad news, the people of Bangladesh have many reasons to feel positive about their future, and the late president can rest proud in the knowledge that his country has advanced dramatically since independence 42 years ago.”

Noting the positive changes in Bangladesh in the past decade, Mr. Ban praised the progress made in achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in education, maternal mortality and access to fresh water and sanitation.

“Bangladesh is on track to graduate from the ranks of the least developed countries,” Mr. Ban said, noting that challenges remain, including population grown, raising food prices and unemployment. The head of the UN also praised the country’s efforts to empower women, particularly the roles played by Bangladeshi women police officers serving in UN peacekeeping missions.

The Secretary General of the UN, Mr. Ban said. “They are showing women and men in the countries where they serve that there is nothing that a woman cannot do.” He added that the country’s top political role is currently filled by a woman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

In his speech, Mr. Ban also noted the impact of the tornado that struck Brahmanbaria district on 22 March in Bangladesh. “My heart also goes out to the families who lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods,” he said, adding that it is one more reminder of the growing vulnerability of the people of Bangladesh to climate change.

Given the remarkable progress made by the country in several key areas of development, Bangladesh is on the track to graduate from the ranks of the Least Developed Countries (LDC’s), the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has said.

What do you think readers? Is Bangladesh really going to be graduated from the list of LDC’s (Least Development Countries) ? Your valuable comments are most welcome.



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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mohakhali Flyover - Pics Collection

 Some image of the construction completed Mohakhali Flyover in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the first constructed Flyover in Dhaka city, though it is small in size but look nice. Below are some Pics taken from different locations around the Flyover.


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Monday, March 25, 2013

High Rises in Mega City Dhaka - Part 3

Hello Viewers,
This is the Part -3 photo-post in this blog of some High-Rise buildings around Panthapath, Kawran Bazar, Green Road, Rasel Square, Eskaton, Banglamotor, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, New Market, Elephant Road area in the Mega City Dhaka.

Thank for viewing.

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High-Rises in Dhaka City - Part 2

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

MOEF BD - Ministry of Environment and Forests

As per the info provided in the official portal: The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government, for the planning, co-ordination, promotion, and overseeing the implementation of environmental and forestry programmes in Bangladesh.

The Ministry also plays a pivotal role as a participant of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The principal activities undertaken by Ministry of Environment & Forests consist of conservation & survey of flora, fauna, forests and wildlife, prevention & control of pollution, forestation & regeneration of degraded areas and protection of environment, in the frame work of legislation.

The main tools utilized for this include surveys, impact assessment, control of pollution, regeneration programmes, support to organizations, research to find solutions and training to augment the requisite manpower, collection and dissemination of environmental information and creation of environmental awareness among all sectors of the country's population.

A little History about MOEF:
Before partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947, Bangladesh forests were administered under the Forest Circles of the Bengal and Asam Forest Departments. From 1947 to 1962, the Provincial Forest Department was the authority with a Conservator of Forests, and subsequently until 1971 by a Chief Conservator of Forests. With the formation of Bangladesh in 1971, reserved and proposed reserve forests passed to the Bangladesh Forest Department.

From 1971 to 1989, BFD fell under the Ministry of Agriculture. The Department enjoyed varying interest in terms of attention from Government. During 1987-89, Forestry was a Division of Agriculture Ministry, with a Secretary to Government in charge of the Forestry Division. The Department of Environment (DOE) established in 1977 under the Environment Pollution Control Ordinance, 1977 still functions under the ECA.

With the formation of the new Ministry of Environment and Forests, in 1989, both the departments were transferred to this new Ministry. The DOE has been placed under the MOEF as its technical wing and is statutorily responsible for the implementation of the Environment Conservation Act, 1995.  Besides these two departments, MOEF controls the Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation (BFIDC), Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI) and Bangladesh National Herbarium (BNH).

Structure and Functions of MOEF:
The organizational structure of the Ministry covers number of Divisions, Directorate, Board, Subordinate Offices, Autonomous Institutions, and Public Sector Undertakings. In short, Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF) has the following major functions:

  • Management of environment and ecology.
  • Matters relating to environment pollution control.
  • Conservation of forests and development of forest resources (government and private), forest inventory, grading and quality control of forest products.
  • Forestation and regeneration of forest extraction of forest produce.
  • Plantation of exotic cinchona and rubber.
  • Botanical gardens and botanical surveys.
  • Tree plantations in the country.
  • Planning cell is responsible for preparation of schemes and coordination in respect of forest.
  • Research and training in forestry.
  • Mechanized forestry operations.
  • Protection of wild birds and animals and establishment of sanctuaries.
  • Matters relating to marketing of forest produce.
  • Liaison with international organizations and matters relating to treaties and agreements with other countries and world bodies relating to subjects allotted to this Ministry.
Apart from two major departments, i.e., Department of Environment and Department of Forest, working under this ministry in Bangladesh, there are three other

Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI):
Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI) was established in 1955 and mandated to provide research support to the Forestry sub-sector of the country, including Forest Department, Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation, NGO and other private enterprises. BFRI's research activities aim to develop appropriate technologies to maintain sustainable productivity of forest land and of forest industries without resource depletion.

Bangladesh National Herbarium (BNH):
Bangladesh National Herbarium is a plant survey, collection, identification and conservation organization. It documents the plant biological diversity of the country and its collections are accessible samples of natural population. The collection of the herbarium is a national property that goes down to the posterity through generation for hundreds of years and work as reference materials on the flora of the country. The National Herbarium serves as repository of technical information on plant genetic resources and advises the Government on technical aspects of question dealt with by the herbarium. It also provides direction required in the implementation of policies laid down by the Government in relation to plant biodiversity conservation.

Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation (BFIDC):
Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation (BFIDC) has mandated to rubber plantation, processing and has also mandate to extract timber from inaccessible Forest areas. After sawing, Seasoning and treatments, these timbers are used in wood based industries for production of quality furniture, electric poles, anchor logs, cross arms, railway slippers, doors & windows, woodtex, tea chest and plywood etc. In addition to this BFIDC have been raising Rubber plantation in the district of greater Chittagong, Sylhet, Mymensingh and Tangail district in Bangladesh, since 1961 in order to increase the productivity of the fellow forest land through producing row rubber in the country.

Please visit the web portal of The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) for further details.


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Friday, March 15, 2013

High Rises in Dhaka - (Part 2)

Some images of high-rises in the Dhaka city: around Panthapath, Kawranbazar, Shahbagh (Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue), Banglamotor and Eskaton area. This is the 2nd part of High Rise building collection of Dhaka city, you can view other photo posts in this blog by clicking on the links at the below of this post.

The file size of the images in this post is little bit smaller (this has done to shorten the loading time of pages).

High-Rises in Panthapath, KawranBazar area:

Highrise buildings around Banglamotor, KawranBazar area:

Highrises in Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue (kawranbazar - shahbagh), Eskaton area:

Thanks for viewing !

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Collection of Pics - 2 (Future Architecture)
Collection of Pics - 3 (Comilla City Skyline Images)
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Dhaka - Turning into a City of Glasses

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dhaka City Motijheel Skyline - 2013 (Part-1)

Hello Viewers,
These images are the latest Skyline Images (2013) of the most commercial area in the Dhaka city, Motijheel. Shots were taken in last five days. The height of the highrises buildings in Dhaka city is increasing. The tallest skyscraper in Bangladesh is now a 37 stories (thirty seven) building. These high rises are really changing the Skyline of the city.

I will post in my upcoming posts, some skyline images of other commercial areas in Dhaka. At present, there are more than five commercial area whose skylines are changing slowly. You will see the new and changing SKY of the Mega city Dhaka.

Skyline Images of Motijheel area:

Motijheel Skyline Far View:

Motijheel Skyline:

Thanks a lot viewing.

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Khulna City Skyline and other Images - Part 1
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Dhaka City Skyline Images - Part 1

Dhaka City Motijheel Skyline 2013
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Comilla City Skyline Images - Part 1
Bogra City Skyline Images - Part 1