Cabinet okays draft of BMDA Law, 2017

The cabinet on Tuesday approved in principle the draft of “The Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) Law, 2017” aimed at bringing the organisation under a legal structure.

The approval came at a regular cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) this morning with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting at the secretariat in the afternoon, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said the BMDA has so far been running by a resolution as there is no law in this regard. “The organisation is now being operated by a government resolution,” he said.

The cabinet secretary said an authority is a statutory body which is run by a law.

“In that consideration, the draft law has been placed in the cabinet to turn the resolution into a law, he added.

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