Chief Coordinator of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Major General Abu Syed Md Masud, and senior lecturer at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Professor Saiful Amin travelled to the UK last month to receive their FICE certificates from the President of the of the Institution of Civil Engineers, ICE.
The British High Commission said their recognition of becoming Fellows of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), UK, was celebrated at a reception hosted by the British High Commissioner Alison Blake on Monday.
The ICE is one of the world's leading civil engineering professional bodies. Fellowships are offered to those that have made a substantial contribution to the field of civil engineering and achieved reputation, the British High Commission said.
The two engineers were congratulated at the reception by Tim Khan, managing director of Medway Consultancy Services, who is the ICE representative in Bangladesh, and representatives of Mott MacDonald, Rendel Ltd, HR Wallingford, MDM Architects and DP Rail.
British High Commissioner Alison Blake said their recognition by 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,” she said.
Tim Khan recalled: “We last celebrated a similar event in 1999 here at the British High Commission”.
“I am delighted that we have two more Bangladeshi engineers who have joined the ranks of eminent engineers recognised by the ICE,” he said, adding that this was “a rare and outstanding” achievement.