Alexa Science and Tech univ in Chandpur, Agri univ in Habiganj

Dhaka, Monday   24 February 2020


Science and Tech univ in Chandpur, Agri univ in Habiganj

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:53 PM, 23 December 2019   Updated: 10:37 PM, 23 December 2019

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

The cabinet has approved the draft law to establish a science and technology university in Chandpur. Another draft law has also been approved for the establishment of an agricultural university in Habiganj.

The approvals were made at a regular meeting of the cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday morning. Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam told reporters around 3:00 pm at the secretariat.

“In view of the Prime Minister’s commitment and policy compliance, final approval has been given for drafting the ‘Chandpur Science and Technology University Act 2019’ to establish a specialized public university in Chandpur. There are 58 sections in the draft law,” said Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam. 

“In addition, the meeting approved the draft of ‘Habiganj Agricultural University Act  2019’ to set up an agricultural university in Habiganj. The draft law also has 58 sections,” he also said.  

On the other hand, the meeting approved the principle of drafting ‘Bangladesh Madrasa Education Board Act 2019’, said Khandaker Anwarul Islam. 

He said it was an ordinance of 1978. It has been updated in Bengali. Earlier, there were 43 sections but now it reduces to 30 under the new act.

The meeting also approved a proposal to set up a new Consulate General of Bangladesh in Florida, the Cabinet Secretary said.