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AsiaElec: Japanese, Chinese firms greenlit for 370 MW of solar projects in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi cabinet committee on purchase has granted approval to two Japanese companies and one Chinese firm to invest in three solar-based power plants in the country. These plants are set to be constructed in the cities of Dinajpur, Bandarban and Feni, marking a significant step toward enhancing the country's emerging renewable energy capacity.

At present, Bangladesh is one of the least developed nations in terms of renewables in Asia, although developers have in the past year started to look at potential projects at a number of sites.

The three solar power plants cleared by the government will collectively generate 370 MW of electricity, with Dhaka having already committed to purchasing all power produced for a duration of 20 years.

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