On Friday, at a meeting between power secretaries from India and Bangladesh, it was decided that a cross-border electricity grid will be constructed within two years. They also decided to construct a coal-fired power plant within three years.
India’s National Thermal Power Cooperation (NTPC) and the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) signed two MoUs on power generation and distribution. They also agreed to install a 130km power grid. Abul Kalam Azad, the power secretary of Bangladesh led the talks in Dhaka. He said that the two-unit power plant will be based in Khulna. It will about $1.8 billion. HS Brahma, the Indian power secretary said that his country is offering the cheapest rates.