Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- A two-day regional energy conference, organized by the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) and South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulation (SAFIR), begins in the capital Dhaka on Wednesday.
The ‘Cross Border Energy Trade’ will be the main focus of the conference to be held at Sonargaon Hotel.
The participants in the conference will discuss issues to address local and regional energy crises.
The 19th meeting of the steering committee of SAFIR will also be held at the same venue simultaneously, BERC Chairman Syed Yusuf Hossain told reporters in his office in the capital Dhaka on Monday
He said about 40 experts from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam, Myanmar and host Bangladesh will take part at the seminar.
The SAFIR was established in 1999 with the support of the World Bank. It aims to provide high quality capacity building and training on infrastructure regulation and related topics in South Asia, and to stimulate research on the subject by building a network of regional and international institutions and individuals that are active in the field.
It also aims to facilitate effective and efficient regulation of utility and infrastructure industries, initiate beneficial exchange of knowledge and expertise, and set the trend of rapid implementation of the global best practices.
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