State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has directed the Department of Explosives (DE) to make it more public friendly by working with stakeholders.
“The DE should hold joint discussions, seminars, and symposiums with stakeholders who use explosive,” he said at a meeting with officials of different subordinate bodies of the Energy and Mineral Division through videoconference from his home on Sunday to review their activities.
Chief Officials of the DE, Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB), Hydrocarbon Unit, and Mineral Resource Development Bureau took part in the virtual meeting.
The State Minister said the DE has to reach the users’ manuals of explosives to their users as part of its campaign to make the people aware about deposit, use and transportations of the flammable chemicals.
“We need to modernise and upgrade the activities of the DE through the use of technology,” he said.
He urged the officials of the GSB to take initiatives to conduct feasibility on commercial use of different mineral resources including iron.
Nasrul Hamid directed the Hydrocarbon Unit to conduct research on the use unconventional energy and different options of future energy.
Senior Secretary of the Energy and Mineral Resources Division Anisur Rahman, director general of Mineral Resource Development Bureau ASM Monjur Quder, GSB director general Mohammad Nizamuddin and chief inspector of explosives Md Monjurul Aziz also took part in the virtual meeting.