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  13 Oct 2021, 20:03
Update : 13 Oct 2021, 21:28

Bangladesh adopts long-term plan for renewable energy: Nasrul

  DHAKA, Oct 13, 2021 (BSS) - State Minister for Power, Energy and

Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said that Bangladesh is pursuing
a long-term plan to expand renewable energy.

   "Annual based plan has been taken to implement the renewable energy
policy. A roadmap was also prepared to generate electricity from
renewable energy by 2030," he said while Cop 26 Regional Ambassador
for the Asia-Pacific and South Asia Ken 'o' Flaherty paying a courtesy
call on him at his ministry office at Secretariat.

   During the meeting, they had discussion on clean power and energy,
investment in energy transformation, increase in share of renewable
energy, regional and international cooperation.

  The state minister said that Bangladesh is working according to the
plan by supporting the reduction of carbon emissions to zero.

   He said that policies regarding the use of electronic vehicles are
being formulated, adding, "Solar power expansion requires a lot of
non-agricultural land; which is very difficult in densely populated
areas like Bangladesh. Work is also being done on electricity and wind
power from waste."

   "We have plans to import solar power from India and hydropower from
Nepal and Bhutan. Bangladesh is constantly advocating for the
expansion of renewable energy as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina became
the President of Climate Venerable Forum," Nasrul added.

  He said that the COP 26 could contribute to enhancing cooperation
with neighbouring countries.

  Among others, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert
Chatterton Dickson was present during the meeting.

 

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