Historic Energy Partnership: Modi Announces First Sub-Regional Electricity Export from Nepal to Bangladesh via Indian Grid

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the export of electricity from Nepal to Bangladesh through the Indian grid is the first example of sub-regional cooperation in the energy sector.

Modi spoke about the project in a joint press conference held after a bilateral meeting with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“The export of electricity from Nepal to Bangladesh through the Indian grid has become the first example of sub-regional cooperation in the energy sector,” Modi said while mentioning the achievements with Bangladesh.

Currently, Nepal and Bangladesh have agreed to export 40 MW of electricity. During Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda’s visit to India, India gave approval to export up to 50 MW of electricity to Bangladesh using the Indian grid.

The final agreement between Nepal and Bangladesh is being prepared.

At a joint press conference, Modi said that Bangladesh will also be part of India’s Neighborhood First, Act East Policy, Vision Sagar and Indo-Pacific Vision.

Hasina mentioned in Jawgaf that India is a key trusted neighbor of Bangladesh.

Agreements have been reached between the two countries in areas such as the Teesta conservation project, defense and connectivity.