President of Japan’s Energy for a New Era (JERA) Satoshi Onoda and founder Chairman of Summit Group Muhammed Aziz Khan met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here on Monday.
The Prime Minister was happy to see the private sector partnership of Summit and JERA in developing infrastructure as this reflects friendship between the two countries, said a press release.
Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Naoki Ito also appreciated that the two very large companies of both the countries have partnered for the progress of Bangladesh.
Satoshi Onoda informed the Prime Minister about the ongoing project of Summit-JERA-GE consortium building a 583 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) in Meghnaghat which is expected to be the largest CCPP plant in Bangladesh once completed in 2022.
He also expressed Summit-JERA-Mitsubishi consortium’s interest to invest in on-shore LNG terminal in Matarbari to ensure progress of Bangladesh.
Muhammed Aziz Khan reiterated along with Satoshi Onoda their desire to invest more and provide novel solutions for Bangladesh.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah, CEO of JERA Asia Toshiro Kudama and Managing Director & CEO of Summit Power International Ayesha Aziz Khan were also present on the occasion.