Bangladesh agrees to buy 40 MW electricity from Nepal

Kathmandu: Bangladesh has agreed to import 40 megawatts of electricity from Nepal using the Indian transmission line in the meeting of the Nepal-Bangladesh Energy Secretary-level joint directorate committee held in Bangladesh.

It has been agreed to sign a power sale agreement as soon as possible between the Nepal Electricity Authority, NTPC Electricity Trading Corporation, India and the Bangladesh Power Development Board to export up to 40 megawatts of electricity produced in Nepal to Bangladesh.

Nepal has been exporting excess electricity to India during the rainy season. Now Bangladesh is also ready to import electricity from Nepal. However the approval of the Indian side is also mandatory.

Meanwhile, the issue of making a separate dedicated transmission line between Nepal and Bangladesh was also discussed in the meeting.