Italy is keen to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Bangladesh. Such interest of the European country was expressed when its ambassador to Bangladesh Enrico Nunziata met State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid at his office at the ministry on Thursday. The Italian Envoy informed the state minister that its state coordinated energy company Eni SPA is interested to supply the LNG and also wants to work with Bangladesh to contribute in the field of sustainable energy, gas exploration, LNG and traditional refinery development, wind, hydrogen and new technology invention. Also read: Global oil, LNG price hike impact Bangladesh: Momen He also presented the current state of Italian companies’ operations in energy and technology sectors in Bangladesh. The Italian envoy discussed different issues including decarbonsation, bio refining, development of renewable energy, hydrocarbon production. Appreciating the Italian interest, Nasrul Hamid said the European company will be welcomed in Bangladesh. He said the business model through which the Italian company wants to supply the LNG should be discussed at the expert level. “Bangladesh and Italy can exchange their experiences in oil and gas exploration and also in the development of hydrogen fuel,” he said. Also read: Bangladesh purchases LNG, fertiliser at lower rates as prices fall in global market Both the nations would be benefited if such experiences are exchanged at the officials’ level under a certain framework, he added. Senior Vice president of the International Affairs Analysis and Business Support Department of Eni SPA Marco Piredda, Vice President of the Business Development Department Mauro Rinaudo, were among others present in the meeting.
Italy is keen to invest in solid waste management and development of green technology in leather sector in Bangladesh. Italian ambassador to Dhaka Enrico Nunziata on Sunday expressed this intention during a courtesy call on BSCIC Chairman Mustaque Hassan at his office in Tejgaon. The ambassador wanted gurantee of uninterrupted supply to the waste management plant from which electricity and organic fertilizer would be produced. Italian company is assessing waste quantity and possibility of setting up a full-fledged waste management plant in Savar leather industrial hub. Read: Invest in technology to improve waste management: UN chief The chairman of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) urged Italian investment in different economic zones in the country. The government is working to establish ecofriendly 100 economic zones on 40000 acres of land by 2041. Additional secretary (BSCIC) Kazi Shakhawat Hosain, senior BSCIC officials were present,