National Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury on Thursday said that skilled civil engineers could play a vital role in achieving the sustainable development goals of the country.
Mentioning many countries of the world were moving towards to achieve from 17 to 69 goals for sustainable development within 2030, he said infrastructural improvement was a big challenge in accordance with geographical position of Bangladesh in achieving the sustainable development goals.
He made the observation as chief guest while addressing the inaugural ceremony of SUST Civil and Environmental Engineering Festival 2018, a competitive fest for the undergraduate students of different universities in the country, arranged at central auditorium on Shahjalal University of Science and Technology campus in the morning by the Civil and Environmental Engineering department.
SUST vice-chancellor Farid Uddin Ahmad presided over the inaugural ceremony that was also addressed, among others, by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Professor Mehedi Ahmed Ansary, SUST treasurer Elias Uddin Biswas and the university CEE department chief Md Azizul Haque.
In conclusion of the inaugural programme, CEE teachers and students also brought out a procession on the campus to celebrate the daylong festival in which 450 contestants from 25 universities of the country participated in different events.
Trash challenge, mechanics Olympiad, AutoCAD drawing, poster presentation, quiz on general knowledge and branding competition were among the events in competitive fest, organisers said.
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