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Bangladesh to import 9.000 MW electricity from Nepal: Nasrul Hamid

Dhaka, Aug 10 (UNI) Bangladesh Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Friday said Bangladesh has a plan to import 9,000 megawatts electricity from Nepal, to mitigate the increasing demand of electricity by 2040.
The Minister said this, while addressing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signing deal over the cooperation in power sector between Bangladesh and Nepal in Kathmandu.
There is an enormous possibility of generating hydro-electricity in Nepal, he said, adding that to explore this possibility, Bangladesh wants to import hydro-power from Nepal under the regional cooperation.
Bangladesh is now importing 660 megawatts electricity from India, said the Minister, adding that import process of 500 megawatts electricity from the neighbouring country has also nearly been finalised.
This deal would prepare a platform for the power sector, which would increase cooperation in power exchange, power trading, greed line connection, hydro-power development and renewable energy extension, Mr Hamid noted.
Even this sort of cooperation will also be beneficial for both countries, he said, adding that the deal will encourage people and the private sector of the two countries on power sector.
Signing the MoU, Nepalese Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Affairs Minister Barshaman Pun Ananta said, ''Nepal has taken Bangladesh as a model for development of the electricity.''
Mr Hamid invited the Nepalese delegation team to visit Bangladesh for joining the 'Power and Energy Week' 2018, which will be observed from September 6-8.
Meanwhile, Mr Hamid made a courtesy call to Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli at his office in Kathmandu on Friday.
Bangladesh Ambassador in Nepal Mashfi Binte Shams, Joint Secretary of Power Division Fayezul Amin, among others, were present.
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US bans Filipinos for one year from non-immigrant temporary worker prog

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