Bangladesh to buy 40 MW electricity from Nepal

KATHMANDU, JUNE 13 : Bangladesh has made sure that it will buy power from Nepal. The Public Procurement Committee under the Bangladeshi cabinet on Tuesday (June 11) decided to purchase 40 Megawatt of electricity at the rate of 8.17 Taka (Rs 9.27) per unit.

The purchased electricity will be supplied to Bangladesh from Nepal via  India. The Indian government will be paid Rs 0.0595 for providing its territory for facilitating the power trading. It is said that the price rate of electricity offered by Nepal to Bangladesh is less compared to Indian companies.  

Bangladesh is looking to buy a total of 500 MW of power in the next five years from Nepal. The electricity will be supplied by the latter to the former from India's Berhampur-Bheramara via the Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur 400 KV inter-country transmission lines. 

The regulatory bodies of Nepal, Bangladesh and India are expected to soon ink a tripartite agreement to facilitate the cross-border power trading.