MoU Signed Between India and Bangladesh India and Bangladesh Cooperate on Energy Projects

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India has not signed any specific agreement with Bangladesh to enhance electricity generation or to enhance export of power. However, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on ‘Cooperation in Power Sector’ on 11.1.2010. This was stated by Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal recently in the Rajya Sabha.

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New Delhi/India – The Minister further stated that India has signed a bilateral agreement with the Government of Nepal on ‘Electric Power Trade, Cross-Border Transmission Interconnection and Grid Connectivity’ on 21.10.2014 and with the Royal Government of Bhutan concerning ‘Cooperation in the field of Hydroelectric Power’ on 28.7.2006.

Besides, the SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity) has also been signed, by all the SAARC member States, comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, on 27.11.2014, the Minister added.