China launches Bangladesh’s first wind energy project

Chinese enterprises pioneered the first centralised wind power project in Bangladesh, which was fully put into operation on Sunday, marking a significant milestone in the country’s renewable energy sector, according to Xinhua.

The Cox’s Bazar wind plant, an investment by Wuling Power Corp., a subsidiary of China’s State Power Investment Corp. (SPIC), and constructed by PowerChina Chengdu Engineering Corp., will provide Bangladesh with approximately 145 million kWh of clean electricity annually.

This will reduce coal consumption by 44,600 tonnes and carbon dioxide emissions by 109,200 tonnes, catering to the electricity needs of 100,000 households.

The establishment of Cox’s Bazar wind plant signifies Bangladesh’s entry into the era of commercial wind power, according to Md. Abdul Kader Goni, the executive engineer of the Bangladesh Power Development Board.

The project utilised Chinese solutions, standards, and equipment, promoting the sustainable development of Bangladesh’s renewable energy industry and providing over 1,500 local jobs.

The successful collaboration between the two countries in the energy sector under the Belt and Road Initiative has resulted in significant achievements like Cox’s Bazar wind power project.

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