JS passes Meteorology Bill, 2018

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SANGSAD BHABAN, July 04, 2018 (BSS) – The Jatiya Sangsad today
unanimously passed the Meteorology Bill, 2018 in an amended form for enactment
a new meteorological law.

Law, Justice and Parliament Affairs Minister Anisul Haq moved the bill, which was
passed by voice votes with Deputy Speaker Fazley Rabbi Mia in the chair.

Piloting the bill, Law Minister said the Bangladesh Metrological Department (BMD)
is a specialized meteorology and climate research organization under the Defence
Ministry. He said the BMD is relentlessly working and providing accurate
meteorology related information through carrying out analysis the international and
regional weather information and data, but there is no act on the affairs.

To this end, the parliamentary standing committee on the defence on May 28 in
2015 at its 9th meeting recommended for enactment of a law in this regard, he
added.

The proposed “Meteorological Act, 2018 has nine chapter and 31 section.
The lawmakers thanked the Law Minister as the government has taken a time-
befitting initiative for its importance.