With the slogan ‘Achieving Sustainable Growth for LPG in Asia’, a two-day Asia LPG summit kicked off in Dhaka for the second consecutive time on Tuesday at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB).
More than 15 local and 70 international renowned companies have come up with their technologies and benefits of LPG as an alternative energy in the fair to meet the country’s increasing demand.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Md. Tajul Islam, MP inaugurated the opening ceremony as the chief guest.
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) President Md.
Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, President of LPG Operators Association of Bangladesh (LOAB) Salman F Rahman, LPG Operators Association of Bangladesh (LOAB) Vice President Azam J Chowdhury and Deputy Managing Director of World LPG Association Michael Kelly were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Azam J Chowdhury said that power and energy are the key fundamentals of development and demand of LP gas is growing up gradually in Bangladesh and Asia as well. “Demand is increasing rapidly and I urge the investors to keep the LPG price competitive and affordable for all”, he said.
Salman F Rahman said that Bangladesh has been dependant for long time on natural gas and now shifting to LPG and importing LNG to meet the future demand.
Laying emphasise on safety and quality, he said that stakeholders in association with government are relentlessly working towards formulating rules, regulation and policy for LP gas and the process has already taken shape.
FBCCI president said that as the alternative energy resources, LP Gas is gaining popularity across the country which decreasing pressure on natural gas.
Among others, Former Vice President of Bangladesh CNG Filling Station and Conversion Workshop Owners Association Mohammed Riayadh Ali and All Event Group, Singapore manager Vincent Choy were also present at the programme.
The summit is organised by World LPG Association, All event groups of Singapore and Global Event Management Services Ltd Bangladesh. Around 250 delegates from different countries are attending the summit.
Organisers said that the Asia LPG Summit has been instrumental in bringing together investors, global LPG players, governments, NGOs, and technology providers in helping to develop and grow the LPG industry in Asia as well as Bangladesh in a sustainable and safe manner.
State Minister, Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid will attend the closing ceremony of the summit today.