State-owned Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB) and Chinese Marubeni Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a 100-megawatt solar power project in Feni.
EGCB company secretary Kazi Nazrul Islam and Marubeni Corporation general manager Hiroki Goto signed the MoU on behalf of their organisations Thursday.Power Division secretary Md Habibur Rahman chaired the signing ceremony.
The event was attended by State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid, Japanese Ambassador to Dhaka ITO Naoki, BPDB chairman Balayet Hossain, EGCB Board chairman Engr Sheikh Faizul Amin, EGCB managing director Arun Kumar Shah and Marubeni Corporation Asia pacific managing director Sawada Missuru.
Currently, the electricity generation capacity of the state-owned EGCB has 954MW including 120MW in Siddhirganj Power Plant and 412MW Haripur Power Plant. Besides, Marubeni Corporation has been installed around 12 gigawatts of electricity in 19 countries.
Nasrul Hamid said the MoU for a solar power plant is a part of the government efforts in encouraging renewable energy.