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President, PM urge coast guard to help protect marine resources in Bangladesh February 19,2020   |  Source: New Age BD

President M Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday hoped that the members of the coast guard would work with patriotism, sincerity, honesty, courage and cordiality to ensure full proof security of the country’s maritime and coastal regions. In separate messages on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Bangladesh Coast Guard and Coast Guard Day 2020, they also lauded the role of the members of the coast guard in protecting maritime recourses of the country.

President Abdul Hamid said, ‘Since its inception, Bangladesh Coast Guard has been playing an active role in protecting the law and order in maritime boundaries, coastal areas, fisheries and forest resources. The force is also working relentlessly in preventing infiltration, human trafficking, smuggling and piracy in the coastal areas of the country. They also have made significant contributions through rescue operations in coastal areas during natural disasters’. He said that the incumbent government had taken steps to modernise the coast guard by 2030. ‘The mechanisms and technical capabilities of the force are being increased to build the coast guard as a modern two-dimensional force,’ he said.

‘It is our expectation on the eve of the Mujib Barsha that the Bangladesh Coast Guard would carry

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