The federal government is focusing extra on gasoline imports reasonably than exploration and extraction, just for the good thing about just a few influential folks, Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (Bapa) has alleged.
The environmental organisation expressed doubt about whether or not there may be any have to import gasoline in any respect.
Presiding over the press convention, Bapa Vice-President Nazrul Islam mentioned, “As a result of affect of some quarters, the federal government is specializing in gasoline imports as a substitute of gasoline extraction. Right here ‘some quarters’ means those that take care of their very own pursuits as a substitute of the nationwide curiosity.”
He mentioned a brand new grasp plan is required within the power sector. Contemplating the wants of the nation, the federal government has to take up the grasp plan rapidly.
Bapa and the Bangladesh Setting Community (Ben), collectively organised the press convention on the Reporters College auditorium within the capital on Friday, to reveal the ultimate suggestions for an annual convention.
Earlier, Bapa and Ben organised the annual convention, “Power, Local weather Change, and Sustainable Improvement”, at Stamford College within the capital on 11-12 February, in collaboration with 5 universities and 35 environmental organisations of the nation.
On the press convention, Bapa Normal Secretary Sharif Jamil mentioned solely 20 wells have been dug within the final 20 years and the federal government shouldn’t be actively extracting gasoline from the gasoline fields of the nation.
He mentioned, “We had hoped the exploration and extraction of gasoline and oil within the Bay of Bengal would enhance additional after the settlement of maritime disputes with India and Myanmar. However there is no such thing as a such exercise. We imagine that extra emphasis must be positioned on home gasoline exploration and extraction.”
Sharif Jamil mentioned earlier Bangladesh’s energy technology was nearly 100% depending on home gasoline. However as a result of scarcity of home gasoline, it’s at present importing liquefied pure gasoline.
“We urge the federal government to find out the explanations for the rising losses of state-owned enterprises within the power and energy sector, and to carry stakeholders accountable to free the sector of corruption,” he added.
On the press convention, 13 suggestions on power have been made. These embody: adjustment of provide with demand; rising the usage of renewable power and guaranteeing appropriate, and environment friendly mixing of fuels; correct coordination of the roles of the private and non-private sector; environmental sustainability of power methods, balancing the usage of fuels, water, crops, with local weather change; guaranteeing environmentally pleasant use of renewable power, and the administration and recycling of waste.
Bapa Government Members Sharmeen Murshid and MS Siddiqui, and CPD’s Analysis Director, Khandaker Golam Moazzem, have been current on the convention.