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BCCT will give top priority to research in its funding: Minister

Published : 03 Feb 2024 10:43 PM | Updated : 04 Feb 2024 09:12 AM
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Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury today said Bangladesh Climate Change Trust (BCCT), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, will give top priority to research in its funding.

He also said that research needs to be increased in the country to solve various problems, and it is not possible to depend on research from other countries. For this reason, all-out assistance will be provided to researchers and scientists for their research work in the development of science and technology, he added. 

He said this while speaking as the chief guest at a programme organised by the Bangladesh Foundation for Development Research (BFDR) of the University of Skill Enrichment and Technology (USET) at the National Press Club in the capital on Saturday (February 03).

The event was arranged to felicitate Dr. Mohammad Mazharul Islam, a senior researcher in the Department of Chemistry at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, for receiving the prestigious 'IChemE Global Award 2023' in Chemistry.

Saber Hossain Chowdhury said that Dr. Mohammad Mazharul Islam’s achievement is a testament to the growing interest of the global community in the contributions of Bangladeshi scientists to the field of knowledge and science. 

The minister said that Dr. Mazharul Islam’s research work will not only enrich the knowledge of chemistry but also play an important role in the development of our country. The minister also called upon everyone to work together to improve the environment of the country.

Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Patron of the University of Skill Enrichment and Technology, presided over the event, while it was also addressed, among others, by Professor Dr. Md. Fazlul Haque, chairman of the Board of Trustees of USET, Dr. M. Asaduzzaman, former research director and Economist of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), and intellectual and columnist Dr. Monayem Sarkar.

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