The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources on Tuesday submitted its report on the bill, titled ‘Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council Bill, 2014’.
Chairman of the Committee M Tajul Islam submitted the report.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on September 3 placed the Bill in the House aiming to bring ‘excellence’ in the power and energy sector through research and development, UNB reports.
In the objective of the Bill it was stated that although the country has taken massive development programmes for the development of the power and energy sector, the sector could not achieve significant progress in research and development.
The Bill will pave the path for establishing Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council in Dhaka, which will have 10-member governing body, including chairman and four members. The body will hold at least one meeting in every three months.
There will be one nine-member advisory council for the Commission for three years which will be led by the Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources. This advisory council will hold at least one meeting each year.
The Council can form an expert panel of not more than six member comprising internationally reputed Bangladeshi or expatriate scientists, professionals, entrepreneurs or educationists to complete its activities smoothly.