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Scientific, geological info to help sustainable dev: Nasrul

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 12 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Scientific, geological info to help sustainable dev: Nasrul
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid inaugurates the newly-installed Mujib Corner in the capital on Wednesday.

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Wednesday said Massive publicity of scientific and geological information will help to reach sustainable development.

“It is important to evaluate impact of geological surveys on the construction of large infrastructures,” he said while inaugurating the newly built Mujib Corner and taking part in a discussion on the occasion of Golden Jubilee of Independence and Mujib Centenary as the chief guest in the capital.

The state minister said that it is essential to ensure availability of the ‘land suitability map’.

He stated that the seismic zoning map prepared by Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GACB) was included in the National Building Code, adding, “Discovery of magnetic rocks with 50 meters thick iron at Hakimpur in Dinajpur was confirmed.”

“The expected reserve of the iron at Hakimpur is about 625 million tonnes. The GSB would have to create research fields for domestic resources and the government will provide necessary assistance,” Nasrul Hamid added.

Senior Secretary of Energy and Mineral Resources Division Md Anisur Rahman chaired the programme, while Dhaka University Professor Dr Md Hossain Mansoor and Director General of GSB Dr Mohammad Sher Ali spoke.