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Tawfiq Elahi urges young generation for developing a greener Bangladesh

Prime Minister’s Advisor on Power and Energy affairs Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury on Wednesday urged young generation to enroll themselves in green activities for developing a greener Bangladesh.

“As we know the energy resources are limited under the surface. We should move to use the alternative or renewable energy that will help us to develop a sustainable environment. The guardians and educational institutes should be inspired the young generation about the renewable energy as well as enroll them in green campaign,” Chowdhury said while addressing the inaugural session of a four-day conference on renewable energy at Dhaka University.

Institute of Energy, DU and Bangladesh Solar Energy Society (BSES) organised the conference titled “National Renewable Energy & Green Expo -2017” at central playground.

SREDA Chairman Md Helal Uddin, BIFFL Executive Director Formanul Islam and Institute of Engineers Bangladesh President Md Kabir Ahmed Bhuiyan, GreenTech Foundation Bangladesh Chairman Muhammad Abdul Mazid, Energy  Revolution Germany Founder Matthias Gelber were, among others, present while DU Vice Chancellor Prof  A A M S Arefin Siddique presided over the inaugural session.

DU Institute of Energy Director Prof Saiful Huque said the conference this year will focus on developing a long term planning for renewable energy in Bangladesh.

BSES President Muhammad Ibrahim said the National Campaign on Creating Young Energy Ambassadors in educational institutes from the conference will engage young generation in the green activities as they can prepare themselves as environment-friendly.

At the afternoon, Commerce Minister Tofayel Ahmed and Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayed Khokon attended two different sessions as chief guest.

Pointing out the government achievement in energy sector, Tofayel Ahmed said the government, under leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has covered 68 per cent city dwellers with electricity form national grid and determines to reach cent per population with uninterrupted electricity by 2021.

Dhaka South City Mayor Sayeed Khokon said there are produced around 200 metric ton waste beign produced daily from the city area which can be converted to energy as it can add a large scale unites of electricity in national grid. There will be developed a ‘waste-based power plant in Keraniganj, an outskirt of the capital which is now at feasibility study stage.

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