19th July 2021

Bangladesh will import around 700 megawatt (MW) of hydropower from Nepal to meet the country's future electricity needs.


To this end, a power purchase agreement with the Himalayan country will be inked soon, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid revealed recently.


The government is also exploring opportunities to invest in hydropower projects in Nepal and import the electricity through a transmission line over neighboring India, he added.


Briefing newsmen at the conference room of his ministry at the secretariat, Nasrul Hamid said negotiations were underway with both Nepal and Bhutan on setting up hydropower plants there under bipartite or tripartite arrangement.


Bangladesh could also export 'surplus' electricity to Nepal during dry season, he added.

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