Mr AKM Faizul Haque
Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh
Meeting Mr Faizul Haque brings into mind the saying by Alexander Smith, the famous poet, “ Let your memories be your travel bag. Know knowledge, know countries, know people”. Mr Haque shared enthusiastically about packing his bags for Singapore in Oct 1997 after being selected for the Japan-Singapore Partnership Programme (JSPP). He was provided full sponsorship for a three-months course in Aeronautical Information Services. Once here, Mr Haque had been impressed with the training facilities and quality of training. The good memories of his first stint of Singapore had stayed with him ever since.
“I had a good impression of the standard of aviation training in Singapore and it helped that the English was and is still used as a teaching media,” Mr Haque quipped.
Having been in the air traffic sector of the Bangladesh’s aviation industry since 1991, Mr Haque’s passion for the aviation industry is evident. Mr Haque constantly seeks to upgrade his knowledge and skills. In his acquisition drive for higher knowledge, Mr Haque likes to interact and learn from his international counterparts. In the course of his overseas training, he has formed strong camaraderie bonds with his fellow trainees. One of his most memorable experiences in Singapore was when he was in Singapore in Feb 2009 for the ATS Resource Management and Training Workshop. That was when he got lost in Dhoby Ghaut during a weekend shopping trip with six of his coursemates. “Although I was left behind by the others and the rest ended searching frantically for me, I was not at all worried. It is truly not easy to be lost in Singapore. The urban planning is great here and there are excellent directional signs everywhere,” he shared heartily.
Back in Singapore in Oct 2010 for a third time for the ICAO Pans Ops course, Mr Haque spoke fondly of his family, especially his 8 year old daughter and 12 year old son and how he would like to bring them for a holiday to Singapore, so that they can enjoy the sights and food of Singapore and gain insight to his memorable experiences here.
In Mr Haque’s current appointment as Assistant Director in the headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangeslesh, he now manages a team of 10 officers. He also looks fondly to be back home, so that he can put into practice the new knowledge and skills he has acquired during the ICAO Pans Ops course.