European envoy visits IDCOL renewable energy projects- Snowtex Outerwear Ltd 

Desk Report: A high level team comprising representatives of Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, AFD, GIZ and KFW along with Europe Initiative on Green Energy Transition (TEI GET) recently visited three renewable energy projects in Savar.

The visit was facilitated by Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL).  Mentionable, TEI GET was launched in Dhaka in June 2021, a joint collaboration between European countries and financial institutions promoting energy efficiency measures.

The visit was attended by Md Mostofa Kamal, additional secretary, Renewable Energy, Power Division and Alamgir Morshed, executive director and CEO, Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), along with Golam Mustafa, additional secretary, Member Admin Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA).

The field visit started with a guided tour of the operational IDCOL rooftop solar project with net metering system at Snowtex Outerwear Ltd at Dhamrai, Savar.

During the visit’s discussion meeting Johannes Schneider, Head of Development cooperation Germany said “This Initiative will allow us to better coordination and consolidate our engagement in the green energy sector and strengthen our relationship with the Bangladesh government and the private sector.”

Later, the team visited solar irrigation pumps and domestic biogas plant in Dhamrai supported by KFW.