Sunday, August 18, 2019 | ePaper
US keen to invest more in BD energy sector
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Sunday said, the United States (US) is keen to invest more in the power and energy sector of Bangladesh.
The minister told the reporters while briefing media after a meeting with an eight-member US delegation, including Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary on South and Central Asian Affairs Thomas Vajda and US envoy in Dhaka Earl Miller.
"We discussed about the scope of increasing US investment. They (US delegation) have praised Bangladesh's economic growth and expressed their faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," the state minister said.
"We also discussed about the possibilities for us to forge a closer working relationship," he said. Emerging from the meeting, Miller said, "Continuation of a democratic process is a key along with economic growth."
Â "We think we can invest further in the power and energy sector," he said.
Terming Bangladesh's geographical location as 'important', said Miller that the US considers the South Asian country as the most potential for investment.
Â "The United States wants to do fresh investments in Bangladesh," the envoy reiterated.