June 3, 1972
MALAYSIAN PM SUPPORTS BANGLADESH'S NAM CANDIDACY
Bangladesh will participate in the upcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) conference in Georgetown, Guyana, informs Foreign Minister Abdus Samad Azad after a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak today. The Malaysian premier assures that his country will support Bangladesh's candidacy in NAM. Abdus Samad Azad hands over a letter from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the Malaysian prime minister. Bangladesh is planning to import rice, rubber and house-building materials from Malaysia.
The Cabinet today meets today for about three hours. The cabinet meeting is presided over by Bangabandhu. The cabinet discusses various pressing issues including food and relief distribution, price hike of essential commodities and the law and order situation.
WORKERS WILL BE INVOLVED IN FACTORY MANGAMENT
The government is committed to ensuring workers' participation in operation, production and management of industrial units, says a government source. A detailed plan in this regard will be announced soon. The main aim of this initiative is to encourage workers through creating a sense of ownership among them to increase overall industrial productivity. It will also significantly reduce industrial unrest, believes the government source. Earlier, Bangabandhu called upon the workers to join the government's effort to establish socialism through successful implementation of the nationalisation programme and increasing production in all the industrial units.
NEW AGRICULTURAL LOAN APPROVED
Bangladesh Bank has approved an additional Tk 2 crore as loan for the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Bank. This fund will be distributed among farmers to increase productivity in the agricultural sector. Earlier, Bangladesh Bank allocated Tk 8.40 crore for the National Cooperative Bank to invest in rice, sugar and fish cultivation.
SOURCES: June 4, 1972 issue of Purbodesh.