DHAKA, Nov 24, 2022 (BSS) - Bangladesh and Brunei today held a bilateral meeting on energy cooperation in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid and Brunei Prime Minister's Office's Deputy Energy Minister Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw led the respective sides, said a press release received here.
In the meeting, Bangladesh gave a proposal to import 1 million to 1.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually from Brunei Darussalam from the beginning of 2023, said the release.
A 10-15 year agreement might be signed between the two nations in this regard.
Both the parties also discussed a continuing cooperation in the supply of other petroleum products like importing 2.1 lakh tonnes of diesel on deferred payment.
On October 16, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Bangladesh and Brunei Darussalam for cooperation in the supply of LNG and other petroleum products.
Energy and Mineral Resource Division Senior Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain, Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) Chairman ABM Azad, Petrobangla Chairman Nazmul Ahsan, Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company Limited Managing Director Zaved Choudhury and Bangladesh High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Nahida Rahman Shumona were among the Bangladesh delegation.
Energy Affairs Permanent Secretary of Brunei Darussalam Prime Minister's Office Yang Mulia Azhar bin Haji Yahya, Energy Division Director Mohammad Nizam bin Haji Ismi, Petroleum Authority Director Adrian Wong Kwai Ming, Energy Division's Energy Partnership Management Division acting Director Haji Mohd Zaki bin Haji Hassanol As'shari were among Brunei delegation.