Sector-based master plan needed for uninterrupted energy service: Nasrul Hamid

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16th October, 2020 05:42:08 printer

Sector-based master plan needed for uninterrupted energy service: Nasrul Hamid

State Minister for Power, Energy & Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Friday said that for keeping pace with rapid urbanization, sector based master plan is needed to ensure uninterrupted fuel service.

Modern technology is continuously being incorporated in power distribution and transmission channel. Government is also giving special emphasis on human resources development to combat the future demand, he added.

The minister made the statements while speaking as the chief guest at a webinar titled "Energy Security of Bangladesh: Issues & Options" organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) on Friday.

He said engine efficiency of an oil powered vehicle is 20% where it is 80% in an electricity powered vehicle. Therefore, the government should ensure policy support to increase the number of electronic vehicles. The power division will arrange sufficient charging stations in that case, Nasrul added.

Along with the infrastructural development, the demand for energy and electricity is also increasing swiftly, he further said.

He also discussed issues like renewable energy, net metering systems, micro and macro level information, automation, investment and post-corona epidemic energy demand in the online meeting.

Engineer Mohammad Nasir Uddin, Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Institution of Engineers, presided over the seminar.

Among others Engineer Mohammad Hossain, Director General of Power Cell and Vice President (Academic and International) of IEB, Md. Atikuzzaman, Managing Director of GTCL, Engineer Md Nurul Huda, President of IEB and Engineer Md. Abdus Sabur, Awami League Secretary for Science and Technology were present in the meeting.