Dhaka, March 14 -- Expedite efforts to explore domestic natural gas and coal resources to ensure the country's future energy security, speakers at a seminar on Sunday suggested, criticising the government's 'lethargic' approach so far in this regard.

They also emphasised ensuring sustainable development instead of 'mere development' to accelerate integrating the overall economy.

They made the observations at a session on 'Energy Security' at the Bangladesh Business Summit, organised by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city.

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid was the chief of the session, while former princ...