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JICA keen to help Bangladesh on capacity building

Published : 27 Jul 2022 11:27 PM | Updated : 28 Jul 2022 01:48 PM

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has expressed interest in working on energy transition, Maheshkhali-Matarbari integrated infrastructure development programme and capacity building of Bangladesh's power and energy sector.

Yamada Junichi, Executive Senior Vice President of JICA on Wednesday made this remark when he made a courtesy call on State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources of Bangladesh Nasrul Hamid at the JICA headquarters. At this time, they discussed various issues related to the mutual interests of both countries.

The Executive Senior Vice President said that JICA supports sustainable development without harming the environment.

He emphasised on the signing of a memorandum of understanding to increase the capacity of Bangladesh Power Management Institute.  

“JICA will help Bangladesh with technical and financial cooperation in projects related to technical development including power and energy transmission and distribution sector, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition),” he added.

Nasrul Hamid thanked JICA for the financing and cooperation in various projects in the power and energy sector and said that Japan is a good friend of Bangladesh. Renewable energy is gaining importance in the global context. More research is needed to generate electricity from wind and marine energy. There have more opportunities to work together with energy supply challenges and ensure affordable price of energy, along with arranged training to improve capacity building and the skills development of the concerned officials.  

Nasrul Hamid sought Japan's direct and indirect cooperation to build a prosperous Bangladesh by 2041.

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