“Bangladesh has sent us a draft request for proposal (RfP) in which we propose the tariff that we want to levy,” the Nepali daily reports quoting NEA managing director Kul Man Ghising.
With the latest development, the two countries are one step closer to a deal for the import of 40MW of electricity from Nepal. Once the two sides agree on tariff, Nepal, Bangladesh and India are expected to sign a tripartite agreement under which Bangladesh import power from Nepal for the first time.
During Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visit to India in May-June last year, the country had promised to facilitate the export of 40MW electricity to Bangladesh. As the Indian territory lying between Nepal and Bangladesh, it is necessary for both sides to take India on board in the energy trade, reports The Kathmandu Post.
Source: The Daily Star