The state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid said that, Bangladesh have progressed much in terms of power generation but still lags behind the neighboring countries in terms of power transmission system.
Nasrul Hamid explained the country’s power sector in such a way, while he was speaking as the chief guest in the 17th National Renewable Energy Expo organized at the Energy Institute of Dhaka University on Friday.
The state minister said that, Bangladesh is going to sign a deal with Bhutan to import electricity from that country through India. He said that, Bangladesh needs 2,500 acres of non-agricultural land to generate targeted 1,000 MW of power from solar energy namely renewable energy; but in the current scenario, availability of that amount of land is deemed to be impractical.
Energy expert Prof Motamim said that, Bangladesh would expect a positive result if it execute a combined effort with India to get connected with the Myanmar’s gas pipe line.
Dr. Saiful Haque, the director of the Energy Institute of Dhaka University presided over the program, Mollah Amzad editor of the magazine named Energy and Power anchored the program while MP Nahim Razzak, Power Cell director general Mohammad Hossain, SREDA chairman Md. Helal spoke at the occasion among others.