Bangladesh and India discussed cooperation in power sector at a meeting held in Hotel Intercontinental in capital Dhaka on Saturday.
The 19th meeting of Joint Steering Committee (JSC) on India Bangladesh cooperation in power sector held in Hotel IntercontinentalBangladesh side led by Power Division Secretary Md Habibur Rahman and Indian side by Power Secretary Sanjiv Nandan Sahai during the Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting on power sector corporation.
It was preceded by Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting on power sector corporation held at the same venue two days back.
The Indian delegation consisted of representatives from Ministry of power, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Energy Efficiency Services Limited and Ministry of External Affairs. Bangladesh representatives were from Power Division, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Water Resources, Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited and Bangladesh Power Development Board.
The Steering Committee took stock of the progress of implementation of various decisions of the last JWG/JSC meetings and the status of 1320 MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Project, Rampal. Detailed discussions were held on power trade between India and Bangladesh through various interconnections and ways for further enhancing the cooperation in this important sector.
JSC and JWG are the institutional mechanisms for reviewing and enhancing bilateral cooperation in power sector between both the countries. The last meetings were held in March 2020 in Udaipur of India.