Bangladesh may go for nuclear power use to meet its growing consumption, said prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s energy advisor Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, reports UNB.
Taking advantage of advanced technologies, Bangladesh may concentrate on nuclear power in near future to meet its energy demand as it has zero emission,” he said on Tuesday.
Tawfiq was addressing the first-ever stakeholders’ meeting at a city hotel on formulation of an integrated energy and power sector master plan.
The power, energy and mineral resources ministry organised the meeting with state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid in the chair.
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is providing financial and technical support for framing the integrated plan for the energy and power sector.
The function was addressed, among others, by principal secretary to the prime minister Ahmad Kaikaus, Japanese ambassador ITO Naoki and power secretary Habibur Rahman.
Tawfiq urged JICA to focus on technological advancement while formulating the master plan as technologies are fast changing in the energy and power sector.
He also advised the officials concerned to talk to local people to have innovative ideas in finding solutions to various problems in the sector.
Source: Protho Malo English