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12:00 AM, March 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:16 AM, March 03, 2019

Summit on clean energy begins on March 10

Infrastructure Development Company Limited (Idcol), a state-run non-bank financial institution, will organise an international conference titled 'Bangladesh Clean Energy Summit 2019' aiming to accelerate the transition towards clean and sustainable economy.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is expected to inaugurate the two-day summit that will begin on March 10 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka. The summit will mainly focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building and green finance, a statement issued by Idcol said.

Industry professionals from manufacturing and services, technology suppliers and traders, trade associations, financial institutions, development partners, government bodies and policymakers, foreign dignitaries, academicians and researchers will attend the conference.

Exhibition on various goods and services on clean energy, panel discussion, knowledge sharing sessions, and business matchmaking sessions will also be held.

Mahmood Malik, executive director and CEO of Idcol, said about a hundred stalls will display their brands, gain insights from leading industry experts and build new relationships.

According to a report of the International Finance Corporation, Bangladesh has climate smart investment opportunities worth $132 billion from 2018 to 2030 in renewable energy, energy efficiency and green building.

Since its inception in 1997, Idcol has been playing a major role in developing and financing infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficient projects in Bangladesh.

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