(EnergyAsia, June 30) — The Bangladeshi government has appointed Mahmudur Rahman as adviser to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in addition to his duties as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Investment (BoI).


Mr Rahman will be promoted from his civil service ranking as secretary to deputy minister.


“Mahmudur Rahman has been given the charge of the Energy Ministry under the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). He will enjoy the status of a deputy minister,” Haris Chowdhury, Political Secretary to the Prime Minister, told The Independent.


Mr Rahman will plunge straight into negotiations with India’s industrial giant, Tata, on gas supply from Bangladesh.


Mosharraf Hossain, the former state minister for energy and mineral resources, has resigned amid a raging controversy over his use of an expensive car ‘gifted’ to him by the Canadian oil company, Niko.

The BoI chief sought cooperation from all quarters to discharge his potential duties properly.