State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday said skilled human resources need to be created to face the future challenges in the power and energy sectors.
"It would be a matter of time to make Bangladesh a developed nation, if we could utilize our resources properly," he said this while speaking as the chief guest at a function of Petroleum and Mining Engineering Department of Shahjalal Science and Technology University, Sylhet.
Petroleum and Mining Engineering Department of Shahjalal Science and Technology University (SSTU) organised the programme on the occasion of its 12th founding anniversary with vice-chancellor of SSTU Professor Dr M Aminul Haque Bhuiyan in the chair.
Nasrul Hamid said "We need many mining engineers at coal and granite mines, but we are engaging geologists in those areas. The ministry has arranged internships for 500 students,". He went on saying said the petroleum and mining engineering department of the university can take part in this Internship Programme.
The state minister said Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council provides support to research works and this department could avail this opportunity.
Nasrul Hamid credited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with presenting the country a development spree and asked the students of the university to utilize their talent and devotion for making the ongoing development march faster.
Among others, treasurer of the university Professor Dr M Ilias Uddin Biswas and Dean of Petroleum and Mining Engineering Department Professor Dr Mohammad Shahidur Rahman spoke at the function.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)