State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday said all works have been completed to become a member of International Energy Charter.
“I hope that Bangladesh will become a member of the Energy Charter soon as we have completed all works to this end,” he said when Energy Charter General Secretary Dr Urban Rusnak paid a courtesy call on him on the sideline of the inaugural function of the eighth conference of International Renewable Energy (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi.
Nasrul said there are more opportunities to invest in energy sector in Bangladesh and the investment in this sector is surely profitable, according to an official release here.
Bangladesh will get many benefits, including investment, roadmap for business, energy savings and green funds from the Energy Charter if the country becomes a member of the organization, the release said.
The International Energy Charter is a declaration of political intention aiming at strengthening energy cooperation among the signatory states which does not bear any legally binding obligation or financial commitment.