Two new books titled `Gas Bangladesh` and `Coal Bangladesh` were launched on Monday at a simple ceremony held in Karwan Bazar.
The launching ceremony, held at the Petro Centre, was presided over by incumbent Petrobangla Chairman Istiaque Ahmad.
Petrobangla`s former Chairman and Mining Engineer Md. Mosharraf Hossain wrote the books elaborating various aspects related to the country`s gas and coal sector.
Former Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited Managing Director AKM Shamsuddin, Petrobangla`s former Director Muhammad Imaduddin, Dhaka University`s Department of Geology Chairman professor Kazi Matin Uddin Ahmed and the writer of the books, among others, attended the function.
Published by Adorn Publication, the 414-page `Gas Bangladesh` is priced at Tk 850 while the 288-page `Coal Bangladesh` is priced at Tk 650.
Petrobangla Chairman Istiaque Ahmad said the new books will help the mining sector stakeholders, faculty members and others interested know about the status of gas and coal in the country.
He also said that the two highly informative books duly highlighted various aspects of gas and coal including their management, exploration and mining.