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.