Ali Akhtar Hossain joined the post of chief engineer at LGED. He was given this responsibility through a notification issued last Monday by the Local Government Engineering Department. He succeeded Chief Engineer Sheikh Mohammad Mohsin.
The new chief engineer, Mr. Akhtar, was born on October 20, 1965, in a noble Muslim family in Vijaynagar village of Godagari upazila of Rajshahi. He graduated in Public Engineering from the then Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT) or KUET in 1986 and obtained a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of Nottingham in the UK in 2002.
Mr. Akhtar joined the then LGEB on June 1, 1989, and started his career as an upazila engineer at Panchagarh Sadar Upazila on June 3, 1989. He served as an upazila engineer, executive engineer, and project director in his career of more than 34 years. During his career, he won CARE Bangladesh’s Gold Medal Award in 1995 and the Best Project Award from the Asian Development Bank ADB for the Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project (SRIIP) for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016). He is a Life Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Bangladesh (IEB).
He served in 2017 as Superintending Engineer, Planning Unit of LGED HQ, was promoted to Additional Chief Engineer in 2019, and served as Additional Chief Engineer (Grade-II) as Planning, Design, and Research from March 3, 2023.