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Bangladesh to purchase 9,000 MW electricity from Nepal

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Bangladesh has decided to purchase 9,000-megawatt electricity from Nepal.

In a plan unveiled by the Power Division under the Energy Ministry of Bangladesh, Bagladesh has decided to import 9,000-megawatt electricity from Nepal within 2040.

Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun is currently in Bangladesh.

Speaking at an inauguration of the Power and Energy Week that kicked off in Dhaka from Thursday, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed said the plan to import electricity from Nepal has already moved ahead, and the plan would materialise soon.

“Our attempt to import electricity from Nepal and Bhutan is underway. We have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nepal,” she said. She further said that a trilateral understanding will be signed between Bangladesh, India and Bhutan soon.

Nepal and Bangladesh had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) related to energy cooperation in Kathmandu three weeks ago.

Minister Pun and Bagladeshi Energy Minister Nasarul Hamid had signed that MoU.

At the programme, Minister Pun said Nepal will generate 15,000-megawatt electricity within the next 10 years, expressing readiness to export electricity to Bangladesh.

Minister Pun will pay a courtesy call on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday.

Published: 2018-09-06 19:23:58