Prime Minister’s Advisor on 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 on
Institute of Energy, DU and Bangladesh Solar Energy Society (BSES) organized the four-day
conference titled “National Renewable Energy & Green Expo -2017” at central playground.
SREDA Chairman Md Anwarul Islam Sikder, 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 AAMS 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.There is large scale of electricity needed for the industrial areas as well as for
the apparel industry specially. We should focus on the renewable energy on electricity
production to boost the productivity.
DSCC 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 measurement stage. ##