Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

JICA to continue financial, tech support for power, energy

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will continue to work with the government to enhance the capacity of Bangladesh power and energy sector.

"JICA wants to continue to work for enhancing the capacity of Bangladesh power and energy sector and developing the combined Maheshkhali-Matarbari energy transition infrastructure," said JICA Executive Senior Vice-President YAMADA Junichi on Wednesday, reports BSS.

YAMADA Junichi came up with the assurance when State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid paid a courtesy call on him at JICA head-office in Japan, said a press release.

The JICA chief laid emphasis on signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhancing the capacity of Bangladesh Power Management Institute and assured the state minister that JICA will stand beside Bangladesh with financial and technical support for technological development of its power and energy, energy transmission and distribution.

Nasrul Hamid thanked JICA for its continued financial and technical support for Bangladesh energy and power sector and said Japan is a tested friend of Bangladesh and there is more scope to work together in the area of marine energy as importance of renewable energy is increasing globally.

He sought Japan's cooperation for building a prosperous Bangladesh by 2041 as planned by the present government.