It is with a good deal pleasure GNOBB inform the members that in the Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE) adjoining the National Institute of Biotechnology (NIB) six highly sensitive machines have been installed.
Recently Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of the country in a simple ceremony presided over by the State Minister Yeafesh Osman inaugurated Tk 200 crores worth of the following machines: Tandem Accelerator Facilities & Training Institute, 350 Kilo-Curie Cobalt-60 Irradiator, Very Large Scale Integration Laboratory, Technetium-99M Kit Production Laboratory, Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory and High Performance Neutron Defractometer at AERE.
While heartily congratulating those, namely, Dr. Md. Saidul Islam responsible for such a huge undertaking including the Ministry of S&T and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, we sincerely hope that proper maintenance of these highly sensitive instruments is made if necessary by engaging properly trained personnel giving them the status and salary in commensurate with their qualifications. A highly qualified technician is difficult to recruit and unless they are highly paid they are likely to leave the establishment.Furthermore, we wish that the concerned scientists make use of these appliances and publish quality papers ensuring our respectable positions in the community of scientific world.