Japan Provides Equipment for Crime Control on Rivers for the Department of Narcotics Control and the Bangladesh River Police through UNODC
On the morning of March 2, 2022, H.E. Mr. ITO Naoki, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh and the delegates from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) attended the ceremony to hand over the necessary equipment for river patrol boats, funded by the Government of Japan, to the Department of Narcotics Control (DNC). Mr. Md. Abdus Sabur Mondal PAA, Director General of DNC, attended the ceremony from the DNC side. Currently, UNODC, with the support of the Government of Japan, is conducting a training program in Bangladesh for the capacity building of the law enforcement agencies.
Ambassador ITO said that he was very pleased to be present at this handover ceremony on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Bangladesh. He also said, “Japan attaches great importance to the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP)”, a vision to secure peace, stability and prosperity in the region, and will continue to work with our partner Bangladesh to realize the vision of FOIP through various practical cooperation, including the capacity building of law enforcement agencies”.
On the afternoon of the same day, operational equipment for crime control on rivers, funded by the Government of Japan, was handed over to the Bangladesh River Police (BRP) through the UNODC, with the attendance of Mr. Md. Shafiqul Islam, Additional Inspector General of Police.