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Bangladesh will use the National Grid of India to bring electricity from Nepal

Syed Azam

The Government Purchase Cabinet Committee approved the proposal for importing 40 MW electricity from Nepal using the National Grid of India for 5 years.

The Government Purchase Cabinet Committee approved the proposal for importing 40 MW electricity from Nepal using the National Grid of India for 5 years. This electricity will be imported directly by using the purchase method.

The approval of the cabinet committee meeting on the presidency of the Government Purchase Committee held under the presidency of Finance Minister Abul Hasan Mahmud Ali on Tuesday (June 11).

At the end of the meeting, the Secretary of Coordination and Reform of the Cabinet Department. Mahmudul Hossain Khan told this information to reporters.

He said that in view of the proposal of the power department, the cabinet committee has approved the purchase of 40 megawatts of electricity from Nepal through direct purchase method using the Indian grid. The cost of electricity per kilowatt will be 8 taka 17 paisa.

By when will the deal be done? In response to such questions, the secretary said, it is not final yet. There will be a tripartite agreement between Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Because Nepal’s electricity will come through India’s transmission line. Perhaps the Prime Minister has a visit to Nepal. There maybe this deal will be done.

The secretary also said that the agreement will be for 5 years. 130 crores will be required every year. It will cost approximately 650 crore rupees in five years. This electricity will be connected to the national grid in Bheramara, Bangladesh using the grid of India.

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