(ADPnews) - Mar 8, 2011 - Bangladeshi firm Anglo MGH Energy plans to build a 200 MW geothermal plant in Bangladesh, national daily Financial Express reported yesterday, citing company officials.
The company is currently pending the government's approval for an exploration licence, director Abdur Rahim told the daily on Sunday, adding that the project would be the first of its kind in the country.
The company plans to dig 28 deep wells in the northern district of Thakurgain, to help reduce power shortages in northern districts.
Rahim said the company decided to build the plant after a ground-breaking study by the Institute of Water Modelling.
Anglo MGH Energy has recently filed an application with Bangladesh's power and energy ministry for a licence to produce geothermal power, after securing approvals from the Geological Survey of Bangladesh, the ministry of water resources and the environment ministry, Rahim said.