Importing 1K MW Power from Nepal by Bangladesh Govt.
Bangladesh wants to import one thousand megawatts of power from a hydroelectric plant in Nepal. A seven-member delegation, led by Prime Minister’s Finance Adviser Dr Moshiur Rahman now on a visit to Nepal and Bhutan, placed the proposal.
The delegation went to Nepal and Bhutan to deal with various issues, including transit and import of electricity.The supply of the power will start within next two-three years.
Chief engineer Masum Al-Beruni of Power Development Board (PDB), also a delegation member, told newsmen,“A proposal has been placed to import one thousand MW power from a hydroelectricity plant in Nepal”.Beruni also said that they had taken a grand initiative to generate 83,000 MW hydro-power from Saptakoshi flow in Nepal.
“It will take 20 years to complete the project, but a target has been fixed to generate 3,500 MW power in next two or three years at the initial stage of the project”, said.