Nasrul Hamid

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Nasrul Hamid
নসরুল হামিদ বিপু
Nasrul Hamid.jpg
Hamid in 2018
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources
Assumed office
22 January 2014
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Member of Parliament
for Dhaka-3
Assumed office
2008
Preceded byAmanullah Aman
Personal details
Born (1964-11-13) 13 November 1964 (age 58)
Dhaka, East Pakistan, Pakistan
NationalityBangladeshi
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
Parents
  • Hamidur Rahman (father)
  • Hasna Hamid (mother)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
OccupationPolitician
Websitewww.nasrulhamid.com

Nasrul Hamid (born 13 November 1964) is an Awami League politician and the State Minister for the Ministry of Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources of Bangladesh.

Early life and education[edit]

Hamid was born on 13 November 1964.[1] He completed his S.S.C. in 1980, and his H.S.C. in 1982 from the Dhaka Residential Model College.[1][2] He completed his bachelor's degree from University of Dhaka.[3]

Career[edit]

Hamid took primary membership of the Awami League in 1995, being appointed as the General Secretary of the Keraniganj Upazila Awami League. He competed in the General Election of 2001.[4] Hamid was elected to Parliament from Dhaka-3 (Keraniganj) in 2008.[5] He received 112,623 votes while his nearest rival, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, received 70,680 votes.[5]

Hamid was re-elected in 2014 from Dhaka-3 unopposed after the election was boycotted by all major parties including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.[6][7]

Hamid was elected to Parliament from Dhaka-3 as a candidate of Awami League in 2018.[8] During the election his rival Gayeshwar Chandra Roy of Bangladesh Nationalist Party was assaulted by Awami League activists and police officers from Detective Branch.[9] He visited Roy after the incident and expressed regreats.[10]

Hamid has been serving as State Minister for the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources from 2014. He has been appointed again to the same position for second time in the year of 2019 and he has joined on January 7, 2019.

Hamid is also a patron of CRI (Center for Research and Information), which is the Research Wing of Awami League.[11] Hamid intervened personally to ensure a 305 million USD contract for Matarbari Port went to a consortium composed of Marubeni Corporation, Vitol, and PowerCo International, a little known company with a 100 dollar paid up capital based in Singapore.[11] PowerCo International is owned by Hamid's uncle and linked to his family owned Hamid Group.[11]

Awards[edit]

Hamid was awarded the Order of Civil Merit (Orden del Civil Mérito) of Spain from Spanish Ambassador Álvaro de Salas Giménez de Azcárate on behalf of King Felipe VI of Spain at a programme in Dhaka.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources". mpemr.gov.bd. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  2. ^ "ORWA | Old Remians Welfare Association". ORWA | Old Remians Welfare Association. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Nasrul Hamid -নসরুল হামিদ". Amarmp. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources". mpemr.gov.bd. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results - Amar Desh Online". amardesh.com. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Nasrul Hamid -নসরুল হামিদ History". Amarmp. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  7. ^ "new age". Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Bangladesh National Parliament".
  9. ^ "AL candidate Nasrul visits injured Goyeshwar". The Daily Star. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Nasrul Hamid visits injured opponent Gayeshwar". Dhaka Tribune. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  11. ^ a b c "Power corruption: All the state minister's men". Netra News — নেত্র নিউজ. 11 August 2021. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  12. ^ "Nasrul Hamid receives Spain's highest civil honour". The Financial Express. Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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