Nasrul Hamid (born 13 November 1964) is a Bangladeshi politician. He became the Member of Parliament for Dhaka-3 in 2008, being re-elected in 2014 and 2018, and serves as state minister of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources. Mr. Hamid has been selected as the State Minister to the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources for the second time in the year 2019 and he has joined on January 7, 2019. His addition to the Ministry brought robustness, which was in line with the vision 2021. As a State Minister, he envisioned and expedited a plethora of organizational and technical changes.
Some of the highlights during his tenure are:
The power output of Bangladesh increases from 10289 MW to 21419 MW
Worked to implement ERP in the Power divisions
Gas Production Increased from 2300 MMCFD to 3200 MMCFD
Massive restructuring in the transmission lines having plan to extend power transmission lines by 36,870 km by 2041
Increase in customer focus in distribution companies. Implementation of SCADA system, Underground cable and Increased load on substations
Distribution and use of 5.5 million solar home system, which is the largest off-grid power solution in the world
Implementation of 3 FSRU and small regasification units to alleviate the countries gas crisis
Focus on human resources development for the future through a string of development agencies. Most notable are: Bangladesh petroleum Institute, Bangladesh Power Institute, Energy and Power research council and Bangladesh Power Management Institute
Involving the youth by creating an internship program led by a ministry; a first in Bangladesh
Increasing the capacity of Bangladesh’s Power and Energy companies to enter into the financial markets.
Increasing the prospect of Bangladesh in the international alternative finance markets, notably the bond market.
Nasrul Hamid has been awarded by the distinguished organizations and countries. He receives 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, Kingdom of Spain at a programme in Dhaka. This is the highest civilian award by the Government of Spain. King FELIPE VI honored H.E. Nasrul Hamid for his significant contribution to the improvement of bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Spain
He has been honoured with “Visionary Leader of Change” award. World HRD Congress, an India-based organisation, selected Mr. Hamid for the award for organising the youths of Bangladesh and making great contribution to increasing their capabilities and financial opportunities.
Mr. Hamid has been awarded 'Charismatic Leader of the Youth' by The Golden Globe Tigers 2018 for his significant contribution for creating youth development opportunities in Bangladesh. The Golden Globe Tigers is a Malaysian based organization which recognizes Charismatic Leaders from all over the world.