Mollah Ataur Rahman Mintu: The world is suffering today due to climate change. Damage to the environment, the world’s biodiversity is also at risk. Bangladesh is one of the affected countries. The natural environment of Bangladesh is facing disaster today due to various reasons including natural calamities. The recent cyclone Ampan has hit the coastal areas of Bangladesh with severe damage to the poor. Due to climate change, people’s daily and much needed water will be at great risk in the future. Desertification can occur. Therefore, efforts have already been made to reduce the impact of these losses in order to save the affected population and maintain the balance of the environment. And the one who is doing this hard work with a strong hand is the Hon’ble Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change of the daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Hasina. Shahab Uddin. Like Foreign Minister Abdul Momen, Shahab Uddin is a virtuous and clean man from Sylhet. Since becoming a minister, Shahab Uddin has been able to make significant progress in maintaining the balance of Bangladesh’s environment.
Shahab Uddin is a Member of Parliament elected from Moulvibazar-1 constituency. He has been elected to the National Assembly four times so far. On January 8, 2019, he was sworn in as the Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. He became the first Awami League candidate in the 7th parliamentary elections held in June 1996 and won from Moulvibazar-1 constituency. In the 7th National Assembly, he was a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and the Ministry of Environment and Forests. He won the Ninth Parliamentary Election in 2008 and served as a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Land and Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment. In 2014, he was the whip in the 10th National Assembly. He also served as a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment, the Special Rights Committee of the Jatiya Sangsad, the Bangladesh Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (BAPPD), and the Sub-Committee on Safe Motherhood and Maternal Health Development.
Finally, in 2016, he won the Eleventh Parliamentary Election from the same seat and became the Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. Since becoming a minister, Shahab Uddin has been running his ministry very efficiently. Environmental Relations He himself has said that it is not possible for any individual, organization or government alone to preserve the natural environment. In this case, everyone has to come forward from their respective positions. This densely green country has gradually lost its vitality due to various man-made reasons. For the well-being of nature and life, everyone must work together to bring life back to the dirty nature. The hope is that the government has already taken various initiatives to protect nature and the environment. As part of its future plans, the present government has adopted a policy of carrying out development activities without harming the environment. Although industrialization and urbanization have created a lot of employment opportunities in the country, careful care is being taken to ensure that the environment is not harmed in the domestic situation.
He has been working to address hundreds of adversities in an effort to ensure a sustainable living environment for present and future peoples of the country through conservation of the environment and biodiversity, tackling the impacts of climate change, controlling environmental pollution, developing forest resources and sustainable management of marine resources. Welcoming this action of the Hon’ble Minister for the protection of the environment, we would like to say that biodiversity should be protected by adapting to nature and preventing environmental pollution. We all expect the government to come forward at the same time.
Author: Prominent journalist, researcher, editor and publisher – ‘HMnews24.com’, chairman of news and television package show production and film distribution and production company ‘Home Media’.
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