BGB starts boosting technology uses in border management: DG

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RAJSHAHI, Aug 27, 2018 (BSS)- Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam said BGB has started boosting technology uses in border management.

He added that the border surveillance technology is very much effective to ensure peace and security along the border through combating border related crimes.

He made this observation while talking to the newsmen at Shahebnagar Border Outpost (BOP) under Godagari upazila in the district to mark his visit to some of the remotest BOPs along with some border areas here today.

BGB Northwest Regional Commander-in-Charge Col Anwar Sadat Abu Muhammad Fuad, Battalion Commanders Lt Col Shamim Masud Al Iftekhar and Lt Col Sazzad Sarwar accompanied the BGB DG during his visit.

“We have identified around 350 kilometers borderlines with India and Myanmar as sensitive and vulnerable,” said the BGB Chief. In first phase, installation work of ‘Border Surveillance and Response System’ along seven kilometer sensitive area of Patuatuli in Jessore has been completed.

A communication network equipped with thermal camera, video camera, rudder and sensor-connected various instruments was set up there, he told the journalists.

Currently, installation work of the system along ten-kilometer border area of Teknaf in Coxes Bazar is underway. “We are very much hopeful about completion of the modern system along various other remotest borderlines in Coxes Bazar, Naogaon, Dinajpur and Chapainawabgonj districts in coming year”, he added.

“As we have manpower shortage to manage the large border manually we are giving more emphasis on the modern system,” he also said.

“We are committed to combat trafficking of drugs, human and children,” Maj Gen Islam asserted replying to a question.

He also said the killing in border area has been reduced significantly by dint of cordial relation between BGB and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at present.

 

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