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Engineer Mohammad Hossain

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  • Thu, 23 Nov 23

Engineer Mohammad Hossain has served in various organizations in diverse high-profile positions. After joining Power Cell as an Assistant Director in 1996, he went on to serve as the Deputy Director and Director and played a noteworthy role in enhancing the capacity of the power sector. He has also played a vital role in the development of power generation, transmission, and distribution and has prepared several acts, rules, and regulations for spearheading power sector development. Mr. Hossain has served as the Director General of Power Cell since 2013. He is the elected Vice President of Academic and International Affairs at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB). During his career, he has traveled to more than 30 countries for professional purposes. Mr. Hossain was the Chairman of UN-ESCAP’s Energy Committee (2019-21), which is an important intergovernmental platform that facilitates regional energy cooperation. Mr. Hossain is a member of the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) for Bangladesh–India and Bangladesh–Nepal power sector cooperation. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the SAARC Energy Center. In addition, he is a member of the D-8 Working Group on renewable energy and a member of the Steering Committee for South Asia Regional Initiative/Energy Integration (SARI/EI). Mr. Hossain is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He was recently awarded the Global Business and CSR Award 2021 for his special contribution to social services and development activities. Earlier, online news portal awarded Mr. Hossain the title of Bibarta “Gunijan Sammanana 2018” for his tireless social services.

Electricity changes all indicators of quality of life
Electricity changes all indicators of quality of life

Power and Energy

Thu, 23 Nov 23

Electricity changes all indicators of quality of life

The Power Division has provided electricity to hundred percent of every house in the country. In South Asia, Bangladesh is the first country to cross the milestone of 100% electrification. That is why electricity generation, distribution and transmission are widely workable in three sectors. As much as the Power Division has received applause, there has been no less criticism. In an exclusive interview with Mamun-Or-Rashid, senior reporter of Views Bangladesh, the Director General of the Power Cell, an international thermal power expert, and the Chairman of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Mohammad Hossain talked about the issues.