The 19th assembly of the Bangladesh-India Joint Steering Committee (BIJSC) on power sector was held at a hotel in Dhaka on Saturday.
The meeting reviewed the progress of various ongoing projects linked to the energy sector cooperation between your two neighbours and expressed expect further cooperation, said a handout from the Ministry of the Power, Energy and Mineral Solutions.
Bangladesh’s Electric power Secretary Habibur Rahman and his Indian counterpart Sanjiv Nandan Sahai led their respective sides found in the meeting.
The progress about construction of the next transmission line beside the current situation of import of electricity from India through Bheramara and Bharampur inter-connection system was apprised in the meeting.
Aside from it, the meeting as well reviewed implementation of the proposed Katihar-Parbatipur 765 kV transmission line.
It discussed the Indian electric power import-export recommendations and regulations, giving waiver of taxes, customs duty and benefit added tax (VAT) conveniences in import of energy from India and in addition exemption from financial losses because of political reasons or transformation in Indian laws.
The BIJSC also discussed the progress on the import of electricity through India from Indian GMR’s hydropower plant in Nepal plus the joint investment of Bangladesh, India and Bhutan in hydropower project in Bhutan.
The appointment expressed satisfaction over the implementation progress of the under-construction 1,320MW Moiytree Super Thermal Power Plant in Rampal amid the Covid-19 situation and hoped the cooperation in power sector between Bangladesh and India would continue.
A working group meeting of the two neighbouring nations was as well held in the same place, said the ministry handout.