An initiative has been taken to construct a solar power plant with capacity up to 6MW in Dinajpur. IBD Solar Powertech Pvt Ltd of Bangladesh and Premier Solar Powertech Pvt Ltd of India will jointly implement the project, officials said.
The plant will produce 4MW to 6MW power in the daytime. It is part of the government’s plan to attain a target of producing 2,000MW of solar power by 2021.
IBD solar adviser Ezaz Al Qudrat A Mazid said the plant will help cut 8,760 tonnes of carbon emission to the air.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to work in the renewable energy sector of Bangladesh and contribute to the clean and green energy revolution to battle climate change. The Dinajpur project will be Premier Solar’s first project investment in Bangladesh,” he said.
Harsh Vhardhan Shringla, the Indian high commissioner in Bangladesh, inaugurated the project as the chief guest at a function at the Dinajpur Circuit House on Wednesday. M Iqbalur Rahim, MP of Dinajpur-3 and whip in Parliament, was present as a special guest.
Deputy Commissioner Md Mahmudul Alam, Superintendent of Police Syed Abu Sayem, officials of local government, delegates of Dinajpur Chamber of Commerce were also present at the programme.
Premier Solar Powertech Pvt Ltd, India, is a two-decade old company and one of the leading players in the field, doing business in more than 15 countries.