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Bangladesh urges Japan to invest in power, gas transmission systems

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  • 22 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh urges Japan to invest in power, gas transmission systems

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Bangladesh has requested the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to invest in modernisation of the power and energy transmissions and distributions system in the country’s south-west part to facilitate economic growth through the use of Padma Multipurpose Bridge.

 State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid made the request to the newly appointed Chief representative of the JICA Tomohide Ichiguchi during a courtesy call on Wednesday at Bangladesh Secretariat office in Dhaka.

He said Bangladesh wants to set up an international standard Power Management Institute with the support of JICA.

“JICA also has a scope to support the gas transmission and distribution system. So the agency can engage in expansion of power and energy transmissions in the south-west part taking advantage of Padma Bridge,” Nasrul Hamid said.

They also discussed the integrated power and energy master plan.  The state minister requested the JICA chief to accommodate the renewable energy, change of power use pattern, demand of energy and power in industrial units, modernisation of energy sector, development of Moheskhali land and gas distribution pipeline etc.

During the talk, JiCA chief Tomohide Ichiguchi expressed his willingness to support the development of Bangladesh Power Management Institute.  

He said the JICA will support the Bangladesh development activities in the days to come as it has always been doing.

The outgoing JICA chief Yoho Hayakawa also attended the meeting.