Bangladesh asks India for passage to buy Nepal’s energyThe Guidelines for Import/Export (Cross Border) of Electricity-2018 could be used for the trade of power between Nepal and Bangladesh, Indian authorities reportedly assured the Bangladeshi delegation.
Bangladesh has requested India for a power transmission corridor to import electricity generated in Nepal. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who wrapped up her four-day official visit to India on Thursday, took up the matter with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, seeking New Delhi’s permission to use the Indian territory for power transmission.
“It was agreed to strengthen sub-regional cooperation in the power sector. The Bangladesh side requested for import of power from Nepal and Bhutan through India,” read the Bangladesh-India joint statement issued on Wednesday. The Indian side is said to have responded that the guidelines for the same are already in place in India.
The energy ministry of India prepared the Guidelines for Import/Export (Cross Border) of Electricity-2018, which could be used for the trade of power between Nepal and Bangladesh, Indian authorities reportedly assured the Bangladeshi delegation.
The two countries agreed to forge bilateral and multilateral agreements for international electricity connectivity, according to the statement.