A delegation of officials from the Indian company and Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla placed the proposal before State Minister for Energy, Power and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid during a meeting at the Secretariat yesterday.
The Indian high commissioner proposed to start a pilot project of installing solar street lights in any particular area using Indian fund.
In reply, Nasrul said Indian authorities could sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry’s Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority in this regard.
The state minister also asked for a trilateral meeting among Bangladesh, India and Bhutan next month to put emphasis on power generation from renewable energy sources.
The Indian high commissioner earlier invited the state minister on behalf of the Energy and Power Ministry of India to a visit to the country on October 3-5. When Nasrul asked to include Bhutan in the discussion, Shringla said a trilateral meeting could be finalised at the October 3 meeting.
Shringla told Nasrul that India would always stay beside Bangladesh to ensure its sustainable development.