Efforts continue to strengthen Bapex: Nasrul

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 23:34, Oct 03,2020


State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid on Saturday said that efforts had been continuing to strengthen Bapex’s capacity.

‘The government wants to see international standard companies for gas exploration, extraction and production. If Bapex works in parallel with foreign companies, its efficiency and confidence will increase,’ he said.

The state minister made the remarks while speaking at a virtual programme on ‘EP TALKS: Exploration and Management Challenges for Bapex’ as the chief guest.

The Energy and Power magazine organised the talks conducted by its editor Mollah Amjad Hossain.

Former Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology professor M Tamim, Dhaka University professor Badrul Imam, energy expert Khandaker Salek Sufi, Bapex managing director Mohammad Ali and former Petrobangla chairman Moktadir Ali joined the programme.

Nasrul Hamid said that the country would need gas to carry out development works, adding, ‘The country needs experts for exploration of gas in high pressure zone or horizontal exploration.’

‘Bapex will be given necessary support but Bapex will have to decide in want position they want to see them,’ he added.

Former managing director of Bapex Mortaza Ahmed Farooq presented the keynote paper at the webinar.

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