Dhaka, Bangladesh: A new sector and two battalions of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been set up in Bangladesh-Burma border, especially Cox’s Bazar and Khagrachari to ensure better border management, according to United News of Bangladesh (UNB).
The BGB director general, Major General Aziz Ahmed, inaugurated BGB Battalion No.50 in Ramu of Cox’s Bazar through hoisting its flag on May 19, said BGB official.
Earlier, on May 18, the director general of the paramilitary force inaugurated newly formed BGB Goimara Sector at Ramgarh and BGB Battalion No. 51 at Panchari in Khagrachari Hill district.
The government took a plan to set up two sector headquarters and three battalion headquarters of BGB in the Chittagong Hill Tracts to protect the frontiers along the hilly areas.
Another BGB sector has already been opened in Bandarban hill district.
On January 20 this year, the Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, formally inaugurated the newly established four regional headquarters of BGB at a function in the BGB Headquarters aimed at ensuring better border management, BGB official said.
The Regional Headquarters of the BGB were set up in Rangpur, Jessore, Sarail of Brahmanbaria and Chittagong as part of the ongoing reform programs of the paramilitary force.