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Nasrul: Providing energy at affordable cost main challenge

  • Published at 06:05 pm August 9th, 2019
Nasrul Hamid
File photo for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Nasrul Hamid Dhaka Tribune

Government has been successfully tackling the challenge of the energy sector, he says

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said the government is ensuring energy security coping up with the changed global scenario.

"Our main challenge is ensuring available energy at affordable cost. That is why we have been emphasizing exploration of local gas and import of gas," he said at a seminar on energy security at Petrobangla auditorium in Dhaka on Friday.

The Energy and Mineral Resources Division organized the seminar to observe the National Energy Security Day in commemoration of the takeover of five gas fields from the Shell company by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 9, 1975.

Nasrul Hamid said the government has been successfully tackling the challenge of the energy sector.

He said the use of modern technology and development of human resources in the energy sector would further enhance national energy security.

Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Shahiduzzaman Sarker, Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation Chairman Shamsur Rahman, and Petrobangla Chairman Mohammad Ruhul Amin spoke at the event, with Energy Secretary Abu Hena Mohammad Rahmatul Munim in the chair. 

Petrobangla General Manager Shahnewaj Perez made a keynote presentation while Mollah Amzad Hossain and Sreda member Siddique Zobair participated in the discussion as panelists. 

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) Prof Mahbubur Rahman and Forum for Energy Reporters, Bangladesh (Ferb) Chairman Arun Karmaker also addressed the event.

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