Officials from the Japan's Energy for a New Era (JERA) and the Summit Group paid a visit to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in Tajgaon in the capital to express their commitment for ensuring a developed Bangladesh.
JERA President Satoshi Onoda and Summit Group's Founder Chairman Muhammed Aziz Khan led their respective teams during the goodwill visit, said a press release.
During the visit, the Prime Minister expressed her satisfaction regarding the partnership between Summit and JERA in developing infrastructure, as this reflects the friendship between Bangladesh and Japan.
Japanese Ambassador Naoki Ito also appreciated the joint contributions by companies from the two different nations to ensure the progress of Bangladesh.
Satoshi Onoda informed the Prime Minister about the ongoing 583-megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant project in Meghnaghat, Narayanganj, being implemented by the Summit, US-based General Electric Company and JERA.
Set to be completed by 2022, the project combines the efficiencies of gas and steam turbine to produce greater electricity and is set to become the largest of its kind in the country, Onoda noted.
He also expressed the Summit-JERA-Mitsubishi consortium's desire to invest in the onshore liquefied natural gas terminal in Matarbari, Cox's Bazar to ensure progress of Bangladesh.
Summit Group's Chairman Muhammed Aziz Khan reiterated Onoda's wish to invest more in Bangladesh and provide novel solutions for the country.
Prime Minister's Adviser on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah, CEO of JERA Asia Toshiro Kudama, Managing Director and CEO of Summit Power International Ayesha Aziz Khan were also present at the occasion among others.