Thursday, February 6, 2020

IRRI welcomes new Executive Chairman of BARC

IRRI Bangladesh congratulates new Executive Chairman of
Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC)
at his office in Dhaka on 28 January 2020.

Dhaka, 02 February 2020 - A delegation from the IRRI Bangladesh Country Office gave a courtesy visit on 28 January to Dr. Shaikh Mohammad Bokhtiar, the new Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC).

Led by Dr. Humnath Bhandari, IRRI representative for Bangladesh, the delegation congratulated Dr. Bhoktiar on behalf of IRRI and handed over a letter of congratulations from IRRI Director General Matthew Morrell. 

Dr. Humnath Bhandari, IRRI Representative for Bangladesh,
in one-to-one discussion with Dr. Shaikh Mohammad Bokhtiar,
new Executive Chairman of BARC.
During the meeting, IRRI Bangladesh briefed Dr. Bhoktiar about the key achievements of IRRI’s partnership with Bangladesh over the last five decades and IRRI’s ongoing research activities in the country. Dr. Bhandari also provided a briefing about the Bangladesh-IRRI five-year workplan and sought Dr. Bhoktiar’s cooperation in its implementation. 

Dr. Bokhtiar welcomed the IRRI delegates and acknowledged IRRI’s contributions to the rice-based agri food system in Bangladesh. He also shared his ideas about ways to expand BARC’s role in agricultural research and development, affirming his commitment to IRRI as a continuation of his support when he was the director of the SAARC Agriculture Center (SARC). 

Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam, Dr. Ahmad Salahuddin, Dr. M Murshedul Alam and Dr. Ibrahim Md. Saiyed from IRRI were the other members of the IRRI delegation.


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