Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina right this moment mentioned her
authorities is making Bangladesh Coast Guard as a contemporary and up-to-date pressure
to allow it for finishing up extra new obligations sooner or later.
“Our authorities is working tirelessly to construct the capability of the
Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) by means of its personal manpower recruitment actions
and pressure restructuring,” she mentioned.
The premier mentioned this whereas addressing the ceremony of twenty seventh founding
anniversary of Bangladesh Coast Guard and Bangladesh Coast Guard Day-2022 at
Coast Guard Headquarters in capital’s Sher-e-Banglanagar. She joined the
perform just about from her official residence Ganabhaban.
She mentioned the high-tech ships, hovercrafts and high-speed boats will quickly
be added to the pressure to modernize and strengthen Coast Guard.
Furthermore, initiatives are being taken to ascertain a digital connection
with Bangabandhu Satellite tv for pc-I to deliver a groundbreaking change within the
communication system of the pressure within the deep sea, she added.
“Coast Guard will be capable of meet the challenges of the twenty first century with
the incorporation of those trendy technology-enriched ships and developed
communication programs,” she hoped.
Sheikh Hasina mentioned the position of Coast Guard is growing for sustaining
the general regulation and order state of affairs within the huge coastal areas and marine
waters, defending fisheries, guaranteeing safety of the nation’s seaports,
anti-smuggling and anti-drug operations, in addition to defending life and
property of coastal individuals throughout pure disasters.
Mentioning that Awami League (AL) authorities has at all times been straight
concerned within the formation and growth of Bangladesh Coast Guard, she mentioned
it had emerged as a pressure in context of a invoice introduced by AL within the Jatiya
Sangsad in 1994 because the then opposition celebration.
Assuming energy in 1996, she mentioned, AL authorities took an enormous initiative
in increasing Coast Guard’s actions within the nation’s coastal areas by
offering land for its numerous zones, various kinds of vessels and constructing
Following this, she added, since 2009 numerous infrastructures together with
coastal disaster administration middle, lodging of officers and sailors of
bases, officers’ mess, sailors’ quarters and administrative buildings have
been constructed at Coast Guard stations and outposts in coastal and distant
areas of the nation.
The prime minister mentioned the coaching capability of Coast Guard’s manpower
has been strengthened by means of institution of its personal coaching base “BCG
Base Agrajatra” in Patuakhali area.
As well as, a complete of 77 ships and vessels of various sizes have been
constructed and integrated to the pressure within the final 13 years of her authorities,
Moreover, two inshore patrol vessels, a floating crane, two tug boats and
16 different boats have been formed for the Coast Guard at Narayanganj Dockyard
and Khulna Shipyard run by the Bangladesh Navy, she added.
Sheikh Hasina mentioned a dockyard can also be being in-built Gazaria for the
building, restore and upkeep of the pressure’s vessels and ships.
She opined, “I believe the power to construct a ship in our personal yard will
strengthen our confidence.”
Referring to the 9 ships and a base of Bangladesh Coast Guard
concurrently commissioned by her within the final 12 months, she mentioned, “Incorporation
of those vessels has opened a brand new chapter for the organisation.”
As well as, the Coast Guard has been given approval for building of
4 extra OPVs and 9 alternative ships for deep sea patrol, she revealed.
Sheikh Hasina mentioned, “We have constantly bolstered the energy of the
Coast Guard as Awami League has been in energy since 2009.”
As a way to present safety to the financial system and deep sea, she mentioned, plans
have been taken to additional improve the ships, tools and manpower as per
the imaginative and prescient of this force-2030 and 2041.
She mentioned, “I consider that Bangladesh Coast Guard will play an vital
position in conserving the deep sea dependent financial actions dynamic and
She praised the position of Coast Guard in stopping Jatka fishing and
defending mom hilsa.
The prime minister urged the BCG personnel to uphold the popularity and
dignity of the pressure by performing duties with patriotism, honesty and religion.
She hoped that each member of the pressure would correctly perform the
duty for guaranteeing the safety of the ocean and coastal areas of the
She additionally assured them (Coast Guard personnel) that her authorities would
prolong all essential help for his or her welfare.
Recalling the initiative of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Hasina mentioned Bangabandhu framed “the Territorial Waters
and Maritime Zone Act” in 1974 to ascertain the authorized rights of countrymen
over the ocean and marine assets.
Bangladesh is the primary nation in South Asia to move such a regulation, she
Mentioning that even United Nations (UN) formulated such regulation in 1982, she
mentioned till adoption of the regulation by the UN, the instances, not solely within the area
but additionally in Europe and different locations throughout the globe, would have been settled
down following the regulation enacted by Bangabandhu.
On the ceremony, on behalf of the prime minister, House Minister
Asaduzzaman Khan, MP handed over medals to 4 Coast Guard personnel for
their bravery and particular achievements.
A brief video documentary on Coast Guard’s actions was screened.
A well turned out contingent of Bangladesh Coast Guard additionally gave a
state-salute to the premier.