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Dhaka for regional energy collaboration

February 12, 2019 00:00:00

Prime Minister's Energy Adviser Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury on Monday put emphasis on regional collaboration to attain synergy in the power and energy sectors.

The adviser was addressing the ministerial session of the "Petrotech-2019" as the keynote speaker at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, reports BSS.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the three-day biannual event dubbed as Asia's largest international oil & gas conference and exhibition, according to a message received in Dhaka.

Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi highlighted Bangladesh's endeavor to ensure access to energy of all strata of the people in order to achieve sustainable development goals. "Unprecedented progress has taken place in power and energy sector," he said.

Pointing out India's growing cooperation with Bangladesh in the power and energy sectors, Modi expressed his optimism that this partnership will continue to scale up.

As many as 18 ministers and 7,000 participants from 60 countries are attending this global event hosted by the government of India.

On the sidelines, the adviser met Indian Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan and discussed with him progress of bilateral projects.

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