Staff Correspondent: Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) has called for cooperation to take women forward in the engineering profession in the country, the speakers made the call yesterday at the first-ever Women Engineers Conference held in Bangladesh.
The IEB information officer said that the conference was held online on Tuesday at the initiative of The Engineers Foundation due to the pandemic coronavirus (Covid-19).
IEB president Engineer Md. Abdus Sabur inaugurated the country’s first-ever Women Engineers Conference as chief guest. IEB’s general secretary Engineer Khandaker Manzoor Morshed delivered the closing speech at the conference.
Bulbul Akhtar, chief engineer of Education Engineering Department, Dr. Rawshan Momtaz, Professor of Civil Engineering Department of BUET, Nira Majumder, additional chief engineer of Bangladesh Power Development Board, LGED Project Director Engineer Salma Shahid, Director (Deputy Secretary) of RAJUK and IB Central Council Member Engineer Tanjila Khanam spoke on the occasion.
Engineer Mausumi Salmin, Engineer Sonia Nawrin and Professor Engineer Salma Akhtar were also made the speech in the conference. The event was moderated by Sheikh Tajul Islam Tuhin, Convener of The Engineers Foundation and Secretary Engineer, Civil Engineering Division, IEB.
In the speech of the chief guest, Engineer Md. Abdus Sabur said that women engineers are known to be dutiful and honest in their working life. Our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has appointed women to various positions since she came to power in 1996. Sheikh Hasina thinks that real development is never possible without the development of women.
“Women engineers will plan from their life experiences how to make our world more livable, safer, more creative and enjoyable,” he also said, adding, “IEB will always be with women engineers.”
At the same time, women engineers from IEB will be presented to the government along with the concerned departments to solve the problem including increasing the facilities in the workplace, Engineer Md. Abdus Sabur added.
Earlier, women engineers highlighted the unfavorable environment in the profession. Besides, women engineers highlighted various possibilities in the workplace. They think that if women can be given more opportunities in the workplace, they will be interested in engineering.
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