Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen yesterday said a work plan has been prepared that will act as a guideline to untap potentials of the blue economy.
“Bangladesh considers the blue economy as one of the cornerstones for its economic growth and socio-economic development,” he said.
Dr Momen said the blue economy was an integral part of the government’s election manifesto.
“We already have a lot of suggestions, recommendations, outcomes and discussions from meetings, workshops and seminars. Now, it is time to materialise all these, get into pragmatic actions and stop ecocide,” the minister said.
Dr Momen said it is high time to decide which marine sectors to prioritise, based on domestic needs and demands of the global market, and chart a course towards a new horizon, in partnership with the regional countries.
He was addressing an international webinar titled “Blue Economy in Post-Covid-19 Era: Resilience Strategies for the Coastal States” as the chief guest. It was organised by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (BSMRMU).