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    Nasrul urges International Solar Alliance to come up with with effective programme

    September 26, 2023 - United News of Bangladesh


      Dhaka, Sept. 26 -- State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has urged the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to come up with an effective programme to help member countries promote solar energy.

      "The ISA should be a center of innovative technology to support the expansion of solar power", he said while taking part in a virtual meeting of the standing committee of ISA on Monday.

      Also read: Introduce smart management system in power grid: Nasrul Hamid

      The meeting, with Indian Power and Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh in the chair, was also addressed by Bangladesh High Commissioner in India Md Mostafizur Rahman, ISA director general Dr. Ajay Mathur and representatives of the member countries.

      Nasrul Hamid said that effective development of solar projects will be possible if coordinated efforts are made by the ISA member countries.

      Also read: Bangladesh needs technological cooperation for promotion of solar power: Nasrul

      He said the government has been putting special emphasis on the development of the solar power sector.

      He mentioned that at present the capacity of solar power is about 1200 MW. Of which 461 MW is available from Solar Park and about 350 MW from Solar Rooftop.

      Also read: Tariff & land main obstacle to the solar power: Nasrul Hamid

      Currently, a number of solar parks are under construction and around 9000 MW of renewable sources are planned for implementation in the future. Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from United News of Bangladesh. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at


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