Govt's aim now is to ensure nutrition for all: PM

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 14:25, Jul 18, 2019 | Updated : 14:50, Jul 18, 2019

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was speaking at an event the ‘National Fisheries Week-2019’ at Krishibid Institute of Bangladesh (KIB) on Thursday (Jul 18). Focus BanglaPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government is aiming to ensure nourishment for every single citizen.

"Our government has already ensured food security for all by boosting food production ... our aim is now to ensure nutrition (for all) by eliminating their malnutrition and we have been implementing various programmes to achieve the goal," she said.

The premier stressed the importance of maintaining the international standard of fish and fish products for export as riverine Bangladesh can grab the first position in the world in producing fish from inland water bodies on Tuesday (Jul 18).

“It’s very essential to maintain the quality of fish (and fish products) which we’re exporting to foreign markets,” she said while inaugurating the National Fish Week 2019 in the city.

The Department of Fisheries under the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry arranged the event at the auditorium of Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB).

At the inaugural ceremony, the Prime Minister also distributed ‘National Fisheries Award 2019’ among a number of individuals and organisations for their contributions to the fisheries sector

Later, the Prime Minister opened a fish fair on the KIB premises.