Govt to create 70,000 skilled workers for power sector in 5 yrs

Special Correspondent

6 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Govt to create 70,000 skilled workers for power sector in 5 yrs

Prime Minister’s Power and Energy Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, Power Division Senior Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, BPDB Chairman Khaled Mahmood attend the inaugural ceremony of Mujib Year (2020-2021) at the conference room of Power Divisuion in the capital on Thursday.

The government will create 70,000 skilled workers for the power sector in the next five years to build and maintain the necessary infrastructures for ensuring uninterrupted power supply. 

 The Power Division on Thursday announced the plan during a video conference with 14 deputy commissioners’ offices including those in Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna and Rajshahi.

 Prime Minister’s power and energy adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, state minister for power and energy Nasrul Hamid, Power Division’s senior secretary Dr Ahmad kaikaus, energy and mineral resources division secretary Abu Hena Md Rahamatul Moneem, BPDB Chairman Khaled Mahmood, Additional Power Division secretary Maqsuda Kahtun, Power Cell Director General Mohammed Hossain and managing directors of different distribution companies, general companies were present at the press conference.

 Prime Minister’s power and energy adviser Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, attended the conference as chief guest.

 “Electricity has reached 94 per cent of the country’s population,” he said while addressing the conference.

 The power division has moved to create a new pool of skilled manpower by the time the nation will celebrate the birth century of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, he said.

The government is chalking out the country's biggest-ever nationwide programme to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the birth centenary will be celebrated even at the grassroots level from March 17, 2020, to March 26, 2021, to make people aware of the true history of Bangabandhu and the Liberation War.

Addressing the video conference, State Minister for power and energy Nasrul Hamid said the government is now working to ensure uninterrupted electricity for all.

“We have started to train more than 14,000 unskilled manpower at electrical works and languages so that they can find jobs at home and abroad during,” Nasrul said. He added the ministry is hopeful to create 70,000 skills workers in the power sector over the next five years.

 Power division’s senior secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus said the power division has decided to establish a technical school at Bangladesh-China Power Station in Payara aims to create skilled manpower in the power sector.

Khulna Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Helal Hossain, Executive Director (Engineering) Engineer Md. Abu Hassan, Deputy General Manager Md. Moklesur Rahman, Executive Engineer Md. Saif Uzzaman, Project Director Md. Abdul Mojid are also seen in the picture at conference room of Khulna DC office.