China has expressed its willingness to export electricity to Bangladesh.
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming revealed the country's eagerness to Nasrul Hamid, the state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, during meeting him at his office on Tuesday.
The Chinese government also desires to invest in coal mines, nuclear power, grid system, underground cable and waste to the electricity sectors in Bangladesh, said a ministry press release.
"China considers Bangladesh's needs as its own. We want to work together more," the ministry quoted Li Jiming as saying.
Nasrul Hamid welcomed China's keenness to invest in Bangladesh. "China has a lot of scopes to work in our power and energy sector, especially in smart grid, modern substation and distribution system."
At present, Bangladesh is importing 1,160 megawatt electricity from India through two different cross-border transmission lines and plans to import more in the near future.