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Power Cell DG made Chair of ESCAP Committee on Energy


Director General of Power Cell Engr. Mohammad Hossain (5th from R, front row) posing with others at the second session of the UN-ESCAP Committee on Energy in Bangkok, Thailand recently Director General of Power Cell Engr. Mohammad Hossain (5th from R, front row) posing with others at the second session of the UN-ESCAP Committee on Energy in Bangkok, Thailand recently

Director General of Power Cell Engr. Mohammad Hossain has been elected Chair of the UN-ESCAP Committee on Energy for a two-year term. He replaced Ajith P. Perara, Deputy Minister of Sri Lanka.

The election was held during the committee's second session in Bangkok, Thailand recently, said a press release.

This committee, formed as part of an ESCAP ministerial declaration to implement the SDGs, is an important intergovernmental platform to facilitate regional energy cooperation.

The vice-chairs are: Fengquan An. Dy DG, Dept. of Intl. Cooperation, China; Talyat Aliev, Deputy Head of Intl. Cooperation, Russian Federation;  Sarawut Kaewtathip, Dy Permanent Secretary, Min of Energy, Thailand; and Avafoa Irata, CEO, M/O Public Utilities and Infrastructure, Tuvalu.

The committee is comprised of 55 member states - 9 associate members, 22 permanent observers and 24 intergovernmental organizations etc.

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