Dhaka, Sep 25 ( UNI) India and Bangladesh on Tuesday discussed further collaboration in power sector, importing electricity from Tripura to Bheramara and exporting power from Bangladesh to India in future.
The Power Secretary Dr Ahmed Kaikaus led the Bangladesh side while Indian Power Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla led the Indian side met at a joint steering committee on power sector which was held in the Sylhet city, an official statement said.
They deliberated upon the collaboration existing in power sector between the two countries, including exporting power from Bangladesh to India in future, the statement said.
They also discussed on importing power through inter-connection from Tripura to Bheramara, the progress of importing 250 megawatt (MW) electricity through inter-connection at Bheramara under a long-term agreement and importing additional 500 MW power by constructing HVDC 2nd block, the statement further said.
They also held discussions on importing more 340 MW electricity through Surjyamani-Cumilla North Link under government to government (G2G) from NTPC power centers, proposed Katihar-Parbatipur-Barapukuria-Boranagar 765 KV grid interconnection and to construct back to back HVDC sub-station at Cumilla aiming to import more power through Baharampur-Bheramar 400-KV 2nd transmission line and Surjyamani-Cumilla North Link, the statement said.
There were discussions about waving all types of CD, tax and VAT on the import of power from India, the statement added.
It also discussed the progress of the construction work of Maitree Super Tarmal Power Poroject at Rampal, the official statement stated.