Bangladeshi energy minister notes need for co-op in alternative energy sector
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
By Anastasia Savchenko - Trend:
The renewable energy sector is important, negotiations and cooperation between countries are needed, Bangladeshi Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said at the opening of the International Energy Charter Forum in Baku, Trend reports.
"Only 64 percent of our energy comes from natural gas supplies," Hamid said.
The Bangladeshi minister noted that Bhutan and Nepal have great potential in the hydropower sector.
"We increased the use of regenerative energy by 10 percent through cooperation with India, Bhutan, Nepal and other countries," Hamid said.
The minister also noted that since Bangladesh's own resources are very limited, the country is planning to build a nuclear power plant. "In the near future, we want to switch to renewable energy sources," the minister added.
The topic of the International Energy Charter Forum is “Enabling Energy Transformation through Technology and Policy Innovations”.
The four-session forum is dedicated to the development of renewable energy and technology, the use and regulation of renewable energy, the promotion of energy efficiency, the sharing of best practices and regional security experience.
The forum is attended by top ranking officials from 13 countries, including Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, Austria, China, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Spain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi and Yemen.
The event is also attended by representatives from 42 international organizations, local and foreign energy companies, public bodies, as well as diplomatic corps in Azerbaijan and about 200 experts and journalists.
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