The National Committee to
Protect Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources on Saturday embarked on a four-day
Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar road march to mobilise public opinion against the
government’s reported move to lease out off-shore blocks to international oil
companies for hydrocarbon exploration.
The march began from
Muktagan in the capital with a rally asking the government to refrain from
entering into any agreement that would hand over control of national resources
to the multinational companies.
Addressing the rally,
Prof. Sirajul Islam Chowdhury lamented that successive governments have failed
to safeguard and properly utilize the national resources.
The road march
before making an overnight stopover at Comilla on Saturday, also stopped at
Sonir Akhra, Kanchpur Bridge, Sonargaon bus stand and Chandina