State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said the first priority for officials concerned should be to address consumers’ suffering and to serve them honestly.
The minister made the above remark while addressing the concluding session of Sector Leaders’ Workshop at Dhaka Biduyt Bhaban on Saturday.
He said: “We have set a target to generate 24,000 MW of electricity by 2021. The power division's job is to provide uninterrupted power supply to the citizens.”
The two-day workshop was organized by the Power Division from Friday to Saturday - with an aim to highlight the various technical aspects of the power and energy sector.
Prime Minister's Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury was also present during the programme. He said the Bangladesh government is fully aware of the grave dangers posed by global warming.
Tawfiq added: "The country is doing its share to minimize global carbon emissions, and adopting new policies to reduce the carbon footprint."
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Chairman Tajul Islam, Energy Secretary Nazimuddin Chowdhury and Power Division Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, among others, were present at the programme.
Eight key-note papers were presented in four sessions during the workshop, and was attended by 200 officials from 25 ministries.