June 26, 2024, 3:21 am

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2024-04-02 20:57:56 BdST

President asks BERC to strengthen research, discover new sources of energy

President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Tuesday directed the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) to strengthen research and discover new sources of energy.

The president gave these directives when a BERC delegation handed over its annual report 2023-24 to him at Bangabhaban in Dhaka this afternoon.

"We need to focus on developing new sources of fuel," President Shahabuddin said.

He said the energy sector is one of the most important sectors for the overall development of a country.

The president said the electricity demand is gradually increasing along with the development of the country.

Mohammed Shahabuddin hoped that the BERC will provide sound and timely recommendations and advice to the government on stability and pricing in the energy sector.

Chairman of the commission Md Nurul Amin briefed the president on the activities of the BERC.

Other delegation members were – Mohammad Yamin Chowdhury, Md Helal Uddin, Abul Khayer Md Aminur Rahman, and BERC Secretary Md Khalilur Rahman Khan.

The delegation sought the president's full cooperation and guidance in their activities.

The president expressed satisfaction with the overall activities of the commission.

President's Office Secretary Wahidul Islam Khan, Press Secretary Zainal Abedin, and Military Secretary Maj Gen SM Salahuddin Islam were also present.

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