Sector-wise plan to ensure uninterrupted energy: Nasrul

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 22:56, Oct 16,2020


Nasrul Hamid

State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid on Friday said that a sector-based master plan would help ensure uninterrupted energy supply along with urbanisation in the country.

‘Modern technology is being continuously integrated in the distribution and transmission sector. Special importance is given to human resource development in coordination with the needs of the future,’ he said while addressing a seminar as the chief guest.

Nasrul said that engine efficiency of oil-run vehicles was 20 per cent, while the engine efficiency of electric vehicles was 80 per cent, adding, ‘Therefore, policy support is needed to increase use of electric vehicles.’

The state minister said that the power division would provide the necessary charging stations for the recharge of electric vehicles.

Mechanical engineering department of the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh organised the virtual seminar titled ‘Energy Security of Bangladesh: Issues and Options’ with its chairman Mohammad Nasir Uddin in the chair.

Power Cell director general and IEB vice-president (academic and international) Mohammad Hossain, GTCL managing director Md Atikuzzaman and IEB president Md Nurul Huda joined the seminar, among others.

Nasrul said that with the development of infrastructure, demand for electricity and energy was increasing rapidly, adding, ‘Power and energy supply will be sustainable on planwise development.’

He also discussed about renewable energy, net metering systems, micro and macro level data, automation, investment and post-corona era energy demand.

Energy expert professor M Tamim presented the keynote paper focused on the energy sector plan and its implementation, future needs, modern technology, special laws, use of gas and LNG, human resource development and economic resilience.

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