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Meeting with two Ministers and handed over the fact sheet on tobacco tax


 

 

 

 

 

DAM team members handed over the fact sheet on tobacco tax, copy of draft DO letter and relevant materials to the honorable Ministers

As part of DAM’s tobacco tax campaign program DAM’s Tobacco control program team members have meet with two Ministers and handed over the fact sheet on tobacco tax, copy of draft DO letter and relevant materials developed by DAM. On 17.05.2018 Md. Mukhlesur Rahman, Project Coordinator and Sharmeen Rahman, Program Officer of DAM Tobacco Control Program met with the Honorable Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forest Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP and Honorable State Minister, Mr. Moshiur Rahman Ranga, MP, Rural Development and Cooperative Division, Ministry of Local Govt, Rural Development and Cooperative. During the meeting team members highlighted the importance of imposing higher tobacco tax and requested them to raise their voice in the Parliament for increasing tobacco tax during the budget session. The mentioned Ministers said that they will address the issue in the National Parliament during the forthcoming budget session and speak for imposing high tobacco tax. They also assured that they will render all possible support in implementation of tobacco control activities

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