Bangladeshi engineers celebrated as they become ICE Fellows

Major General Abu Syed Md Masud, Chief Coordinator of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge and Professor Saiful Amin, senior lecturer at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, travelled to the UK last month to receive their FICE certificates from the President of the of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Major General Abu Syed Masud and Professor Saiful Amin at the reception hosted by British High Commissioner Alison Blake.
Major General Abu Syed Masud and Professor Saiful Amin at the reception hosted by British High Commissioner Alison Blake.

Fellowships are offered to those that have made a substantial contribution to and achieved a well-recognised reputation in the field of civil engineering.

The two engineers were congratulated at a reception at the British High Commission by Tim Khan, Managing Director of Medway Consultancy Services, who is the ICE Representative in Bangladesh and Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Sir Simon is in Bangladesh to convene the first Bangladesh-UK Strategic Dialogue. Representatives of Mott MacDonald, Rendel Ltd, HR Wallingford, MDM Architects and DP Rail were also present to participate in the event.

British High Commissioner Alison Blake said:

'I'm delighted that we have been able to celebrate the achievements of General Masud and Professor Amin today. Their recognition by the Institution of Civil Engineers, a globally leading body in civil engineering is testimony to the important links between British and Bangladeshi engineering professionals. I am certain this is a reflection of the collaboration between our engineers and designers in the years to come.'

Mr Tim Khan, ICE Representative in Bangladesh said:

'We last celebrated a similar event in 1999 here at the British High Commission. I am absolutely delighted that we have two more Bangladeshi engineers who have joined the ranks of eminent engineers recognised by the ICE. For this rare and outstanding achievement I offer my sincere congratulations to General Masud and Professor Amin. I look forward to their continued support and contribution to civil engineering and to act as ambassadors in promoting the ICE in Bangladesh.'

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