Visit of the honorable Deputy Minister Mr. AKM Enamul Hoque Shameem, M.P at CEGIS


Honorable Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Water Resources Mr. AKM Enamul Hoque Shameem, M.P. has paid a courtesy visit to CEGIS on 7th June 2022. CEGIS family extended a warm but humble welcome to him and his entourage.

The Executive Director of CEGIS Mr. Malik Fida A Khan apprised the visiting guest about the CEGIS. He shared the institutions’ technical and research capacity and resources, highlighting CEGIS’s contribution and knowledge support to developmental activities and projects of the government and beyond. He further added the institutions’ involvement to provide technical support in the greater canvass of the water sector including river erosion, capital dredging and re-excavation, and integrated water resource management and highlighted the detailed land use and its application of remote sensing for water resource management. Some of the noted projects were presented to the visiting guest i.e. “Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100”, “National Adaptation Plan”, “East Gopalganj Integrated Water Management Project”, “Flourishing Borni Baor: An Approach to Sustainable Eco-Tourism”, etc.  He mentioned that CEGIS is a not-for-profit organization that operates on a national and international level and in the meantime earned a good name in the professional arena.

The directors of CEGIS' shared their expertise with the honorable Deputy Minister on the diverse issues of their work scope. The session turned warm and interactive with a little informal touch of experience sharing but full of enthusiasm.

Honorable Deputy Minister Mr. AKM Enamul Hoque praised the specialists' level of expertise in CEGIS and expressed his deep pride in its growing success at home and abroad. Further, he appreciated CEGIS' efforts to alleviate the organization into a center of excellence. He emphasized that CEGIS should move proactively to disseminate its milestone accomplishments and hoped that concerned GoB agencies and beyond will take its acknowledged services. He encouraged the CEGIS authority to nourish the young professional and facilitate their knowledge and skills to cater for the growing demand for water sector aligned national plans and programs in the days ahead following the 100 years long Bangladesh delta plan- the brain child of the honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.  

He shared his aspiration for CEGIS's continued growth and conveyed his sincere wishes to the CEGIS family and thanked them for orienting him.