Bangladesh cabinet passes proposal to import 40MW electricity from Nepal

Jun 13, 2024 09:44 AM Merolagani

Bangladesh Cabinet meeting  held on Tuesday has approved a proposal for importing 40 MW of electricity from Nepal.

As per National News Agency of Bagladesh, the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) chaired by Finance Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali approved the proposal for importing electricity from Nepal.

“Following a proposal from the Power Division, the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) would import 40 MW hydroelectricity for five years from Nepal under a tripartite agreement among Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN) of India and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB),” said Secretary of the Cabinet Division (Coordination and Reform) Md Mahmudul Hossain Khan to the reporters. 

Bangladesh will import Nepalese electricity at 8.17 Bangladeshi Taka per unit (NRs 9.30 per unit) by using 400 KV substation at Muzafarpur in India by paying transmission charge to Indian authorities.  

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