State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Wednesday said a Singapore-based company has proposed to set up a 409MW solar power plant in Cox's Bazar’s Matarbari area.
Bangladesh will soon sign an MoU (Memorandum of understanding) in this regard, read a press release quoting the state minister.
Nasrul Hamid made the disclosure at a meeting with Singapore Transport and Trade Relations Minister S Iswaran, while discussing the status of power and energy sector and areas of investment.
The state minister said, “We [Bangladesh and Singapore] can collaborate on projects such as land-based LNG terminal, automation and IT industry, quick supply of petroleum products, development of human resources, solar and hydropower, and more.
“These projects will move forward quickly if there is a framework agreement for cooperation in the power and energy sector.”
Meanwhile, Iswaran said, “My visit is intended to strengthen the existing Bangladesh-Singapore relationship. The experience of Singapore in airport solar power, floating solar power, and power management can be shared.”
Singapore non-Resident High Commissioner to Bangladesh Derek Loh, Singapore Consul in Bangladesh Sheela Pillai, Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) Chairman Mahbubur Rahman, Northwest Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) A M Khorshedul Alam, and Bangladesh Power Cell Division (Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources) Director General Mohammad Hossain were also present at the meeting.