Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the authorities concerned to install more scanner machines at the ports and in other areas where it is deemed necessary.
The premier gave the directives at a meeting of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area of the capital yesterday.
Planning Minister MA Mannan briefed reporters after the meeting.
Sheikh Hasina also asked to ensure a strong waste management system as well as to set up Central Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) where it is necessary alongside construction of modern slaughter houses in the cities and towns, said MA Mannan.
Mannan said that Prime Minister had opined to consider proposals from foreign firms or entrepreneurs to produce power from waste.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stressed the need for planting trees along both sides of the roads and highways as well as keeping water bodies and water reservoirs in case of constructing large-scale infrastructures, said planning minister.
The Premier also underscored the need for not blocking the waterways through constructing unnecessary bridges, rather to keep the provision of ferries where it is necessary.