UK eager to spend money on solar-powered irrigation in Bangladesh: Envoy

Newly appointed British Commissioner to Bangladesh Sarah Cooke has expressed his nation’s curiosity to work within the solar-run irrigation sector of the nation.

“The UK needs to work with Sustainable and Renewable Power Growth Authority (Sreda) in piloting photo voltaic irrigation pumps in a farmer-friendly mannequin”, she stated whereas calling on State Minister for Energy, Power and Mineral Sources Nasrul Hamid at his ministry as we speak.

The British excessive commissioner additionally confirmed her nation’s curiosity in establishing wind labs, creating offshore wind tips, and capability constructing on carbon pricing and buying and selling, stated a press launch of the Ministry of Energy, Power and Mineral Sources.

She appreciated the optimistic adjustments in Bangladesh and stated that the initiative to extend regional connectivity is commendable.

The transfer for import of electrical energy from neighbouring India, Nepal and Bhutan was additionally mentioned within the bilateral assembly.

They mentioned varied points associated to mutual curiosity of each Bangladesh and the UK.

Through the assembly, the problems regarding Bangladesh’s electrical energy and vitality scenario, overseas funding in energy and vitality sector, deep sea hydrocarbon exploration, offshore wind energy, waste to vitality, electrical energy from renewable sources, photo voltaic irrigation pump, photo voltaic mini grid, electrical energy import, social change in electrification, Built-in Power and Energy Grasp Plan, Transmission Line and Privatization, Life Line Shopper, Power Transmission, Web Metering System, Electrical Automobile, Power Combine got here up for dialogue.

The envoy invited the State Minister to take part in Cop-28.

Welcoming the UK Excessive Commissioner, Nasrul Hamid stated that the financial system of Bangladesh is rising daily.

“Funding alternatives within the energy and vitality sector are growing constantly. However funding from the UK on this sector shouldn’t be a lot seen,” he stated.

Urging the UK to spend money on the facility and vitality sector in Bangladesh, he stated that each the international locations can work collectively to develop iron ore or iron mining.

“We’re working with an goal of offering uninterrupted, dependable and high quality energy and vitality at reasonably priced costs to the individuals,” he stated.

He additionally knowledgeable Sarah Cooke that the federal government has set a aim to generate 40 % of energy from clear vitality by 2041.

“The enlargement of renewable vitality requires the free move of know-how. The UK can assist on this regard”, he stated.

Members of Parliament Nahim Razzak and Razi Mohammad Fakhrul had been current through the assembly.

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