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Coal extraction: Geoscientists can help find best choice: Tawfiq

Posted by phulbarinews on November 2, 2009

Staff Reporter

Prime Minister’s Adviser for Power and Energy Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, BB said that the country’s geoscientists can help resolve prevailing controversy regarding the method of coal extraction.

Addressing as the chief guest at the inaugural session of six -day international conference on ‘Geo science for Global Development’ at the Osmani Auditorium, he said, “It is a duty of geoscientists to find out the best choice of Bangladesh in coal mining.” Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID), Bangladesh Geological Society (BGS), Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB), International Geo science Education Organisation (IGEO) and International Union of Geological Education (IUGS) jointly organised the conference.

State Minister for Power and Energy Enamul Huq said that geoscientists can help the government through their experience and knowledge in sectors like energy, mineral and water resources.

Energy and Mineral Resources Division Secretary Mohammed Mohsin said that Global worming can be significantly reduced through sustainable environmental management by geoscientists.

About 500 geoscientists from 30 countries are participating in the conference.


Date: 27 October 2009, Bangladesh


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