Dhaka, Sept. 24 -- Prime Minister's Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman has emphasised on ensuring proper utilisation of the country's scarce land while formulating any development plan.

There is a need for protection of the agriculture land keeping the country's development goals in vision, he told the inaugural ceremony of a three-day international conference on 'Urban and Regional Planning (ICURP 2023)' at a city hotel on Saturday.

"Every development plan involving land use should be well-planned as Bangladesh is a land-scarce country," he said, addressing the event as chief guest.

Mr Rahman said the government has been developing the economic zones (EZ) for planned industrialisation, and emphasised on conservati...