State-run North-West Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL) inked on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese CMC to develop 500- megawatt (MW) renewable energy-based power plant projects.
The plants to be developed include Sirajganj 100 MW grid connected photovoltaic solar power plant, Pabna 60 MW grid connected photovoltaic solar power plant, Payra 50 MW wind power plant and other projects to generate 290 MW.
The signing ceremony was organized at a hotel in Dhaka.
Khorshed Alam, Managing Director of NWPGCL and Ruan Guang, President of China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation signed on behalf of their respective organizations.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Tawfique-E-Elahi Chowdhury, Energy Advisor to the Prime minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has achieved considerable success in implementing solar power.
Power Division Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus, and Bangladesh Power Development Board Chairman Khaled Mahmood also spoke on the occasion.