Dhaka for cheaper, reliable solar energy thru’ technology sharing


Staff Reporter:

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Wednesday urged the General Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) to work for a cheaper and reliable solar energy through the transfer of solar technology among the member countries.

While delivering his speech during the first General Assembly of ISA in Greater Noida, India, he said Bangladesh is committed to green, clean and sustainable energy.

The State Minister expressed Bangladesh government’s willingness and commitment to work with the member countries of ISA for ensuring sustainable solar energy.

He also underscored the government’s priority for green and clean energy, said the Foreign Ministry here.

Shahriar Alam also elaborated the current status of solar energy usage in Bangladesh.

Conveying Bangladesh government’s readiness to share its innovation with the member states of ISA for better solar technology, he also informed the international dignitaries present in the Assembly that Bangladesh had already shared best practices in Solar Home System with several African countries.

The State Minister concluded with a suggestion that “collective approaches” can fulfil the goal and aspiration of the member states of ISA in this regard.

Shahriar Alam is on a three-day official visit to India and attended the inaugural ceremony of the first Assembly of the ISA, and the second Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting.

The events were simultaneously inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi with the presence of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and ministerial delegation from many of the ISA member countries.unb


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