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Four day long Power and energy week ends

With motivation to build power and energy efficient Bangladesh, the four day long national Power and Energy week-2016 ended on Saturday.

During the closing and award distribution ceremony at Radisson Hotel, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral resources Nasrul Hamid expressed his hope about building this power and energy efficient Bangladesh.

“There have been a lot of achievements in the power sector. Yet we have to wait for two to three years to get continuous electricity supply in the rural parts of Bangladesh.” he said.

 He also said that students from around 30 schools were being incorporated with the fair organised on the occasion of the Power and Energy Week. “They are the future of our country so they were being involved.”

Md Tajul Islam, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources said that though the capacity of electricity production has reached to 15,000 MW but there is no scope of stopping here.

“We have to go a long way.” he said.

 Abul Kalam Azad, Chief Coordinator of SDG related issue of the Prime Minister’s office and former Power Division Secretary said that to attract new electricity consumers, the electricity distribution companies should start arranging the same types of fairs like Power and Energy Week fairs in their head offices and zonal offices.

In delivering the welcome speech, Dr Ahmed Kaikaus, Chairman of Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council (BEPRC), the usage of technology in this year’s fair has garnered a lot of attention.

The Power and Energy Week was organised from December 7-10 by the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources.

During the closing ceremony, a total of 21 awards were given to different individuals and organisations.

Bangladesh Power Development Board got the award for best stalls under the state-owned organisation category for Power sector while Max Group got the award for best stall under the category of private organisation for Power Sector.

 Maddhyapara Granite Mining Company got the award for best stall under state owned organisation category for energy sector and Super Petro Chemical Company got the award under private organisation category.

The received their award from the State Minister and the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee.

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