US keen to work with Bangladesh to tackle human trafficking: Miller 

Zaman Monir . Sylhet | Published: 02:09, Oct 24,2019


The US ambassador in Bangladesh, Earl R Miller, on Wednesday said that his government was interested to work with Bangladesh in combating human trafficking.

‘United States will work together to resist human trafficking from Bangladesh,’ Miller said.

He suggested that the initiatives should be accelerated so that the survivors of human trafficking attempts get proper assistance.

‘We had already discussed with Sylhet divisional commissioner over the matters to foil the advantages for which the human traffickers involve themselves with such illegal activities and torture of the victims,’ he said.

The United State ambassador made the comment while exchanging views with reporters at the conference room of Sylhet divisional commissioner office in the morning after concluding his three-day visit in the division.

Mentioning his main target of visiting Sylhet this time was to inspect the Bibiana Gas Plant of the American multinational energy company Chevron Corporation, Miller said there were many things to see and to do in this part of Bangladesh.

‘I have gotten an opportunity to visit Ratargul Swamp Forest, a reserved area enriched with biodiversity. I have visited the swamp forest in a boat and it’s an amazing place,’ he said, adding that places like Ratargul of Sylhet region badly needed protective measures.

Miller said the American companies like Chevron were not only playing important role in the energy sector of Bangladesh, rather they were also playing a crucial role as investors in the expanding economy of the country.

‘We want Chevron and other companies of the United States will continue their investment in Bangladesh and that would be benefitted both the countries,’ the US ambassador said.

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