Bangladesh seeks Swedish help for renewable energy sector

Dhaka,  Fri,  22 September 2017
Published : 13 May 2017, 19:09:24

Bangladesh seeks Swedish help for renewable energy sector

Bangladesh wants to utilise Swedish experience in developing renewable energy sector, especially solar power generation.

State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid sought Swedish assistance at a meeting with Swedish Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, on Friday, reports UNB.

A Bangladesh delegation, led by Nasrul Hamid, is now visiting Sweden to visit different energy projects, said a Power and Energy Ministry press release.   

“We want to utilise Swedish experience in renewable energy sector as the Nordic nation has set a model in maximum per capita power consumption with minimum carbon emission,” Nasrul said.

The state minister also sought Swedish cooperation to develop human resource.

He also discussed different issues, including transmission and distribution system of power, cost effective power generation, and power load management during the meeting.

Swedish Minister Ibrahim said welcomed the delegation and said Bangladesh and Sweden can work together in the fields of renewable energy and waste management.

The minister also gave assurance to extend the cooperation to train up Bangladeshi manpower.
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