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The Financial Express

Bangladesh to use its fossil fuel for own development: PM

UNB | Published: January 28, 2020 19:59:43 | Updated: January 29, 2020 14:01:17


A delegation of Russian public joint stock company Gazprom paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Sangsad Bhaban on Tuesday. -PID Photo A delegation of Russian public joint stock company Gazprom paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Sangsad Bhaban on Tuesday. -PID Photo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday reiterated her firm stance to use Bangladesh’s fossil fuel for its own economic development and the wellbeing of people. 

“Whatever gas we have we will use that for the economic development of the country and wellbeing of people,” she said.

The Prime Minister came up with the statement during a meeting with the delegation of Gazprom, a Russian public joint stock company that carries on the business of extraction, production, transport, and sale of natural gas, at her Sangsad Bhaban office.

PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

The press secretary said the Prime Minister recalled with gratitude the cooperation of the then Soviet union during and after Bangladesh’s Liberation war in 1971.

 “Russia always supported us, they deployed their navy personnel to remove mines from Chittagong Port after our Liberation War to open the channel for vessel deploying, while sweeping the mines some Russian navy personnel also died,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is constructing its first nuclear power plant in Rooppur with Russian cooperation.

The Prime Minister conveyed her regards to Russian President Vladimir Putin through the Gazprom delegation members.

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