Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen has sought International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA's ) technical and financial support in undertaking a feasibility study and mapping of renewable energy potentials in Bangladesh.
He made the urge while holding a meeting with IRENA's Director General Francesco La Camera at its secretariat in Abu Dhabi on Friday, a foreign ministry's press release said here today.
During the meeting, the foreign minister also mentioned that the offshore wind resource assessment with detailed feasibility study and pilot project on Solar-Wind-Storage Hybrid Power System in Bhasan Char Island of Bangladesh where a large number of forcibly displaced Myanmar Nationals Rohingyas have been relocated.
Dr Momen also discussed the Grid Modernization Strategy and Storage roadmap for Bangladesh to integrate large scale Variable Renewable Energy.
The foreign minister requested the Director General for facilitating employment opportunities for Bangladeshi nationals in different capacities at the IRENA Secretariat.
Dr Momen has reiterated Bangladesh's all-out support to encourage the innovative and affordable applications of renewable technologies.
He expressed Bangladesh's full support to IRENA and its works with a view to encouraging the innovative and affordable applications of renewable technologies.
"Bangladesh has been closely working with IRENA and is fully engaged in IRENA's activities," he noted.
Foreign Minister said Bangladesh has been elected as one of the Vice-Presidents in the twelfth session of the Assembly that was held in mid-January 2022 and is also working as a facilitator for election and nomination of the Council Members for the next IRENA Council 2023-2024.
Bangladesh also served in the Credential Committee for past two consecutive Assemblies, mentioned the minister.
The foreign minister highlighted the achievements of Bangladesh in the area of Renewable Energy at the COP 26 in Glasgow, being the current chair of Climate Vulnerability Forum (CVF) and Vulnerable Twenty Group (V20) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced her vision to develop up to 40% clean energy by 2041 and gradual reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by way of NDCs.
Bangladesh along with other 49 countries made a commitment to developing climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems at COP26, he added.