Rural development to pick up pace in Bangladesh

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At a seminar organized in Dhaka titled ‘My village my city, the role of renewable energy’, Salman F Rahman, an experienced businessman of Bangladesh, who also happens to be the recent Private Industry and Investment advisor to PM Sheikh Hasina, emphasized upon the fair share of the country’s success in solar energy.

Present in the capacity of a Special guest at the event organized by Bangladesh Solar and Renewable Energy Association (BSREA), Salman F Rahman said, “It’s time to think about ‘my village, my city’. This is our Prime Minister’s mission and vision.”
Realizing the important role of electricity in the country’s development, the dynamic Bangladeshi businessman and respective authorities agreed on the need to create energy from this source and increase awareness about it.

According to the Bangladesh Power Development Board, 90 percent of the population had access to electricity in 2018. With the excessive dependency of local as well as industrial operations on electricity, switching to an environment-friendly and abundant source such as solar power is not only the need of the hour, but it is further beneficial for places with low accessibility to grid electricity. With steps in this direction, the vision of becoming a developed country within a couple of decades could receive strong impetus.

As efforts to create an alternative source are underway, the experienced businessman of Bangladesh is simultaneously focusing on steps to reduce electricity wastage. “Everything should be brought under a well laid-out plan,” said Rahman as he talked about the presence of bikes in rural areas. In addition, the comprehensive development of the rural to urban further requires keen attention to small details such as planning garbage disposal.

Talking about this, Abdul Mannan Khan, the Planning Minister of Bangladesh, explained, “The way technology and education are going forward, people of the villages will transform themselves. But we should do this quickly and in a systematic way. The government has been accelerating this transformation from within.”
That said, in order to ensure notable progress in this field, Bangladesh must continue these efforts and improve their pace with time as electricity has a major role to play in the lives of Bangladeshi citizens.

Last modified: August 28, 2020

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