Dhaka, June 22 (UNB)- Bangladesh Metrological Department forecast light to moderate rain at many places over the country in the next 24 hours commencing from 9am on Saturday.
Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely in Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna & Barishal divisions and at a few places over Chattogram & Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy falls at places over the country, said a Met office bulletin on Saturday.
Monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate over North Bay, it said.
It forecast that day and night temperature may rise slightly over the country.
Dhaka, June 22 (UNB)— The paper importers of the country on Saturday urged the government to fix five percent import duty in the budget from the existing 25 percent to help the local industry flourish.
The demand was raised at a press conference at the Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) auditorium in the capital.
Six organisations – Bangladesh Paper Importers Association, Bangladesh Paper Merchants Association, Bangladesh Pathapustuk Mudron O Biponon Samity, Chattogram Paper O Selophin Babosai Group, Metropolitan Press Owners Association, and Bangladesh Mudron Shilpo Samity – organised the briefing.
The annual local demand for raw materials of paper is 5,00,000 tonnes but less than 2,000 tonnes are imported legally, Paper Importers Association President Shafiqul Islam Bharosa pointed out.
In a written statement, Mudron Shilpo Samity chief Shahid Serneabat said that accepting their demands will help create a balanced market.
“We urge the government to fix the import duty at five percent from the existing 25 percent to help the local industry flourish,” Bharosa said. “This will encourage legal imports.”
Sylhet, June 22 (UNB)- Transport owners and workers have postponed their strike scheduled for June 24 in Sylhet division and Brahmanbaria.
Earlier a transport strike was called protesting launch of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) bus service on Sylhet-Sunamganj highway.
Sunamganj Deputy Commissioner Md Abdul Ahad told media that the decision of postponing the strike was taken on Friday night after a meeting between Sylhet Divisional transport owners-workers unity council and Passengers’ Rights Protection Council.
Secretary for Sylhet division and Brahmanbaria bus owners’ samity Sajib Ali and Passengers Rights Protection Council’s Advocate Raj Uddin and Environment and Haor Development Sangstha’s president Kashmir Reza were present at the meeting.