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Bangladesh Education Minister on Biotech and Infomation Technology Education

August 22, 2013

Bangladesh Education Minister Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid during his inauguration of the 53rd  founding anniversary of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) emphasized biotechnology and information technology to be the focus in modernizing education system in general, and agriculture in particular in the country. He mentioned that Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world facing increasing natural calamities and adverse climatic and edaphic conditions hindering crop production. He suggested that agriculturists develop technology to combat problems such as salinity, drought and biotic hazards to keep the production at optimum level. The flood and salinity prone southern belt of around 20% cultivable land should be brought into intensive and effective crop production zone which remains barren and less productive in respect to crop cultivation, he added.

Prof. Dr. Lutful Hassan in his key note speech lauded BAU for establishing the Departments of Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Seed Science & Technology and Computer Science to make it a Centre of Excellence and to cope with the adverse conditions arising in agriculture sector.

The anniversary was celebrated on 18 August 2013 and was attended by around 2000 people and presided over by Prof. Dr. Md. Rafiqul Hoque, Vice Chancellor of the University. 

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