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Thanks to S.A.Mansoor

Dear Editor:
Engineer S.A.Mansoor deserves our sincere thanks for sharing his precious collection which gave us a good laugh and pure amusement.
Wait till the ladies find it !
I recall some of his interesting write-ups in “Holiday”.
Sakhawat Hossain

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Dear Editor:
Engineer S.A.Mansoor deserves our sincere thanks for sharing his precious collection which gave us a good laugh and pure amusement.
Wait till the ladies find it !
I recall some of his interesting write-ups in “Holiday”.
Sakhawat Hossain


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Woes of commuters on Dhaka city buses

Dear Editor:
At present the mega city Dhaka is probably the world’s most overcrowded city and perhaps the biggest centre of traffic congestion. The reason is the city supports about 10 percent  of the total population and 30 percent  of the total urban population. Poorly planned urbanization and transportation system have been causing much suffering to commuters.   Besides, the city was described by the American business magazine Forbes in 2008 as the second dirtiest city in the world. The magazine is well known for its lists and rankings,
Now almost all buses are seating services although most of the buses do not have minimum facilities for the passengers, particularly those of Gazipur Paribahan that ply from Motijheel to Gazipur. As there are no fare charts on display in the buses, conductors charge double the fare from passengers. This often leads to heated altercations between conductors and passengers.
As a matter of fact, commuters have to struggle hard to travel short distances. There are however one or two exceptions but it is difficult for passengers particularly for the ladies to board these exceptional buses. Long distance bus services are relatively better as the two parties—-the bus conductors and passengers—-do not have to quibble over fares.
The commuters, who use local bus services in Dhaka regularly, feel very uncomfortable with poor service and the prevailing situation in bus service. They have to face a number of problems like long waiting, traffic jam, unfair amount of fare, unavailability of seats, uncouth behaviour of bus conductors as well as drivers, delayed boarding time, discomfort inside a bus and inadequacy of vehicles during peak hours and so on.
The authorities concerned should make sure that all buses have authorised fare charts and only due fares are charged from passengers. They should take effective steps to improve the conditions prevailing in road transport sector and reduce the sufferings of commuters.
Mawduda Hasnin
Rajshahi
Email: mawduda@gmail.com

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Dear Editor:
At present the mega city Dhaka is probably the world’s most overcrowded city and perhaps the biggest centre of traffic congestion. The reason is the city supports about 10 percent  of the total population and 30 percent  of the total urban population. Poorly planned urbanization and transportation system have been causing much suffering to commuters.   Besides, the city was described by the American business magazine Forbes in 2008 as the second dirtiest city in the world. The magazine is well known for its lists and rankings,
Now almost all buses are seating services although most of the buses do not have minimum facilities for the passengers, particularly those of Gazipur Paribahan that ply from Motijheel to Gazipur. As there are no fare charts on display in the buses, conductors charge double the fare from passengers. This often leads to heated altercations between conductors and passengers.
As a matter of fact, commuters have to struggle hard to travel short distances. There are however one or two exceptions but it is difficult for passengers particularly for the ladies to board these exceptional buses. Long distance bus services are relatively better as the two parties—-the bus conductors and passengers—-do not have to quibble over fares.
The commuters, who use local bus services in Dhaka regularly, feel very uncomfortable with poor service and the prevailing situation in bus service. They have to face a number of problems like long waiting, traffic jam, unfair amount of fare, unavailability of seats, uncouth behaviour of bus conductors as well as drivers, delayed boarding time, discomfort inside a bus and inadequacy of vehicles during peak hours and so on.
The authorities concerned should make sure that all buses have authorised fare charts and only due fares are charged from passengers. They should take effective steps to improve the conditions prevailing in road transport sector and reduce the sufferings of commuters.
Mawduda Hasnin
Rajshahi
Email: mawduda@gmail.com


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Fantastic growth of fish in Bangladesh

Dear Editor:
A front page report titled “Fish Revolution” in an English daily highlighted the successful venture of all persons involved in the tremendous growth in the fish farming sector in Bangladesh. This has greatly helped the much needed edible food sector’s growth. It was highly satisfying to note that Bangladesh has attained around forty-five fold growth in the commercial fish farming sector.
It was also an eye opener for this reader, that we are today the world’s fifth largest in inland aquaculture in growing of fish, a vital protein source in our daily food intake.
All persons and organizations involved in inland aquaculture deserve thanks because they have taken us forward in our aim towards “growing more food”. Possibly percentage-wise it is the largest growth among our overall food items—reportedly, from around 1,24 lakh tonnes to over 20 lakh tonnes. The nation should be grateful and thankful to the many nameless persons, who have contributed to this fantastic growth.
In this context, this reader requests your good-selves to try and gather similar information on the contribution of many devoted personnel, who are unknown to us, to find out ways and means to increase our growth of all types of food and food related items. Such information in the public eye will encourage the many unknown and silent researchers and their related field staff, all of whom contribute their mite to grow more and better food.
In this respect, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) too plays a vital role. If possible, please look into and review their ongoing objectives, projects and any recent interesting developments so that most of us who know nothing about their research, may learn more about their important role, which is an undoubted boon for the country, possibly far more than any other sector of national activity that comes to mind.
Engr.S.A.Mansoor
Dhaka.

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Dear Editor:
A front page report titled “Fish Revolution” in an English daily highlighted the successful venture of all persons involved in the tremendous growth in the fish farming sector in Bangladesh. This has greatly helped the much needed edible food sector’s growth. It was highly satisfying to note that Bangladesh has attained around forty-five fold growth in the commercial fish farming sector.
It was also an eye opener for this reader, that we are today the world’s fifth largest in inland aquaculture in growing of fish, a vital protein source in our daily food intake.
All persons and organizations involved in inland aquaculture deserve thanks because they have taken us forward in our aim towards “growing more food”. Possibly percentage-wise it is the largest growth among our overall food items—reportedly, from around 1,24 lakh tonnes to over 20 lakh tonnes. The nation should be grateful and thankful to the many nameless persons, who have contributed to this fantastic growth.
In this context, this reader requests your good-selves to try and gather similar information on the contribution of many devoted personnel, who are unknown to us, to find out ways and means to increase our growth of all types of food and food related items. Such information in the public eye will encourage the many unknown and silent researchers and their related field staff, all of whom contribute their mite to grow more and better food.
In this respect, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) too plays a vital role. If possible, please look into and review their ongoing objectives, projects and any recent interesting developments so that most of us who know nothing about their research, may learn more about their important role, which is an undoubted boon for the country, possibly far more than any other sector of national activity that comes to mind.
Engr.S.A.Mansoor
Dhaka.


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