State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has called for sharing of advanced technologies to overcome land scarcity problem in the development of renewable energy.
He made the call while virtually addressing the first Asia Green Growth Partnership Ministerial Meeting on Monday.
It is an urgent need of the time to equally distribute the advanced technologies for development of clean energies, he said.
The online conference, chaired by Japan’s Minister of Economy, Commerce and Industries Horoshi Kajiyama, was also addressed by Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Commerce and Technology Minister of the United Arab Emirate Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Indonesia’s Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif and Executive Director of International Energy Agency Dr. Fatih Birol.
If there is a stronger cooperation among the nations, Nasrul said, the use of clean energy will be increased fast.
He informed the meeting that Bangladesh has taken up a year-wise plan to implement various renewable energy-related projects.
Nasrul said Bangladesh has set up 6 million solar home systems in the country’s remote areas through which about 20 million people are getting benefit of electricity.
Anet metering system was introduced to popularize the rooftop solar systems while solar-run pumps are being used for irrigation purposes.
He mentioned Bangladesh is implementing 5 wind power projects to generate 245 MW power while 50MW electricity will come from a waste-to-energy power plant project.
Initiatives have been taken to import hydropower from Nepal and Bhutan while the power system master plan is being updated to promote renewable energy.