State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu said the United States of America (USA) has shown interest in more gas mining here.
The ministry is considering the matter, he added.
Nasrul briefed the media on Sunday following 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 the scope of increasing US investment. They (US delegation) have praised Bangladesh’s economic growth and expressed their confidence on the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” the state minister said.
Nasrul Hamid told reporters that he has discussed with the US envoy about power, infrastructure and digital economy.
The minister added that he is planning a visit to US, in this regard.
Emerging from the meeting, Earl Robert Miller said, “The US has observed potentiality to invest in Bangladesh’s energy sector. Bangladesh achieved satisfactory progress in infrastructural development and labour safety.”
Miller said, “Continuation of the democratic process is a key along with economic growth.”
“We think we can invest further in the power and energy sector,” he added.
Terming Bangladesh’s geographical location as ‘important’, Miller said the US considers the South Asian country as the most potential destination for investment.