Parliament passed Oceanographic Research Institute Bill 2015
1 March 2015, Nirapad News: The Parliament on Sunday passed a bill to set up a research facility to ensure proper use of maritime resources. Bangladesh Oceanographic Research Institute Bill 2015 was passed by voice vote of parliament.
State Minister for Science and Technology Yafes Osman tabled the bill. On Jan 25, the house had forwarded the bill to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for vetting when it was tabled.
The new bill paves the way for a research facility based at Cox’s Bazar’s Ramu Upazila. Apart from working on maritime issues, the institute will also maintain an Oceanographic Data Center. It will also look into the environmental impact before any public or private projects are initiated in the coastal area.
The bill will ensure proper collection and usage of maritime resources, state minister Yafes Osman told the House on Sunday.