Fisheries and Livestock Minister S M Rezaul Karim said that his government would raise the number of veterinary doctors all over the country.
“There is a shortage of veterinary doctors. We need many more vets. Such doctors are recruited by holding BCS examination, which is a lengthy process. Applicants for such posts are less than the demand.
The minister said that the coordinated efforts by the government, farmers, cattle farm owners, journalists and others will help develop the livestock sector.
Rezaul Karim urged journalists to write suggestive reports for the welfare of the sector. Chaired by Dr Emdadul Haque Talukder, director general of the DLS, Pronab Shaha, editor of private television channel DBC News, Dr Golam Rabbani, chief technical coordinator of the LDDP, and Abdur Rahim, projector director of LDDP, spoke, among others.