India expresses willingness to support Bangladesh in renewable energy sector

| Updated: Apr 06, 2017 23:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 6 (ANI): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal on Thursday expressed willingness in supporting Bangladesh in the renewable energy sector and energy efficiency initiatives, in which India has achieved huge success. Talking about the future prospects of engagements between the nations, Goyal said the scale at which the renewable energy sector has expanded, it would surely help Bangladesh learn from India's experiences and help the nation in transition towards clean energy in the future. "India and Bangladesh have expanded the scope of engagement to an unprecedented scale, which has built a great level of mutual trust between the two nations," Goyal said while addressing a delegation of senior editors and journalists from Bangladesh. The Minister noted that both countries have a lot to learn from each other and cooperate on a number of issues of regional and global importance. Goyal commended the neighbouring nation on its achievements like the Grameen Bank, revolution in the textile sector, on which India looks up to Bangladesh. "India and Bangladesh are neighbours, more than just neighbours," he added. Goyal also expressed confidence of receiving greater cooperation from Bangladesh in areas like developing intra-regional power and transport corridors, maintaining peace and security in the South Asian region by putting up a consolidated front against regional and global terrorism, among others. "This would enrich and strengthen the engagement between the two countries in the areas of mutual and shared interests," he added. The members of delegation were apprised about the series of reform measures that have been taken by the government to bring about transparency and accountability in the power sector and to achieve the mission of Affordable, Quality, 24x7 Power for All. The interaction was organised by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) as a familiarisation initiative for the delegation learning about the turnaround that has been achieved in India's Power sector. A presentation was given to the delegation informing them about the transparency initiatives taken by the government like various mobile apps and web portals in the power sector and the change that the transparency and accountability has brought about in the governance in the sector. (ANI)