Chittagong Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abul Basar Mohammad Fakhruzzaman has obtained Ph.D. He holds a degree in Economics from the Arndt Corden Department of Economics, Australian National University.
This was confirmed in a congratulatory message sent by the university’s registrar Stock Pearsall. This has been confirmed to the media in a press release sent by the district administration on Sunday.
Fakhruzzaman, an officer of the 24th BCS administration cadre and a former student of Chittagong University, had his thesis on ‘Industrial Upgrading in the Apparel Value Chain: Evidence from Bangladesh.’ Abul Basar Mohammad Fakhruzzaman has been congratulated for such an achievement by various government and private organizations.
In this regard, Abul Basar Mohammad Fakhruzzaman said, ‘I got the desired result after about five years of pursuit. It was a big challenge to carry out research activities along with fulfilling important government duties. I was steadfast in my position even after many obstacles. Because its session was during the global pandemic corona. I had to learn a lot of programming due to covid. No one was in a position to get help then. So I had to do everything myself. Australia has a policy of education and research. That is, something new has to be added to the realm of knowledge. Or to challenge any existing knowledge. Australian universities generally do not approve degrees if neither of these are met.’
Deputy Commissioner Abul Basar Mohammad Fakhruzzaman was directly engaged in research work in Australia from 2019 to 2022. When the leave was over, he returned to the country and joined the service again to complete the rest of the research. Since taking charge of Chittagong for the first time in the country, he has made visible changes with various exceptional initiatives such as bringing down tourist buses on the roads, launching smart school bus service, rescuing government vacant land.
On October 18, in the ‘Smart District Innovation Challenge-2023’ competition, the District Commissioner of Chittagong won the first award for ‘Smart School Bus’ innovation from the hands of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina among 89 innovative proposals from 64 districts of the country.