Bangladesh to import, invest in power

Bangladesh is holding talks with neighbouring countries including India to import electricity and invest in power plants to make electricity available to every village in the country.

Inaugurating four power plants with a capacity of 435 MW via video conferencing in Dhaka today, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the government is holding talks with India, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar to import electricity.

She said that Bangladesh has imported 600 MW from India and it is planning to invest in Bhutan and Nepal. Discussions with Myanmar on the subject are continuing.

Prime Minister Hasina said that Bangladesh is generating 22,000 MW of electricity and 93 per cent of people are under its coverage.

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