The government formally launched on Thursday a wing named Blue Economy Cell to coordinate efforts to explore resources in the country’s maritime areas in the Bay of Bengal.
Launching the new cell as the chief guest, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid urged all officials of the blue economy cell to expedite the activities aimed at proper exploration management of the resources in the maritime areas.
The Blue Economy Cell was established on the 8th floor of the Petrobangla Building at Karwan Bazar in the city.
Nasrul directed all concerned to take initiatives to procure a vessel within two or three months for conducting survey in the sea.
Golam Fakhruddin Ahmed Chowdhury, Additional Secretary, would head the 25-member cell. The cell would coordinate all activities of the country’s blue economy while the Prime Minister’s Office would monitor it.
The Blue Economy Cell head Fakruddin said that the cell will play a coordinating role among ten ministries for management of country’s maritime resources.
Among others, Energy and Mineral Resources Division Secretary Nazimuddin Chowdhury, Petrobangla Chairman Abul Mansur Md Faizullah, BPC Chairman Abu Hena Md Ramatul Muneem were present in the inaugural ceremony of the cell.