Poles of electricity transmission lines in Matarbari
Poles of electricity transmission lines in Matarbari Prothom Alo file photo

Newly appointed Swedish Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexandra Berg Von Linde on Tuesday said Sweden is interested to work closely with Bangladesh government for the development of its power and energy sector, reports news agency UNB.

“Sweden is eager to work with the government for the development of power and energy sector. Our businessmen are also interested to work in this sector,” she said while paying a courtesy call on state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid at his Secretariat office in the capital.

During the meeting, different issues of the power and energy sector, including transmission and distribution, waste management and affordable energy production were discussed.

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She put emphasis on increasing communication between the two countries and exchanging experiences for capacity building.

Welcoming the new Swedish Ambassador, the state minister said, “There are many opportunities in Bangladesh to work together. Sweden has vast experience on power generation from waste and its technology is also modern.”

“We can work together in this sector... Bangladesh has been working to expand clean and renewable energy and Sweden can extend cooperation in the particular area,” said Nasrul.

He said Bangladesh can use Swedish experiences to modernise smart grid, smart transformers, smart metres as well as distribution and transmission system of its power and energy sector.