Capacity Building for Coal and LNG Infrastructure Development in Bangladesh

  • Wolfram Cox, Julie (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Alam, Quamrul (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Bangladesh aspires to become a middle income nation by 2021. To achieve its economic goals, Bangladesh needs to import coal and LNG to generate power and meet the increased energy demand. Accordingly, Bangladesh needs to build coal ports, LNG terminals (onshore and offshore) and associated infrastructure.

At present Bangladesh does not have the required skills for development and management of such power and energy sector infrastructure. This fellowship program aims to develop the technical and managerial skills of power and energy sector personnel who will later design, construct, operate and manage coal and LNG infrastructure.

The Fellowship program will enhance Bangladesh’s capability to manage coal port and LNG infrastructure that will increase efficiency and productivity of the sector, creating opportunities for investment. The economic prosperity of Bangladesh is an important requirement for regional peace and stability. The Australian aid development policy aims to promote prosperity, reduce poverty and enhance stability to secure national and regional peace. This Fellowship program will work as a catalyst to promote economic growth, reduce poverty, attract FDI, and facilitate trade through enhancing the capability of this sector. This program will also increase Australia’s trade and investment opportunities as Australia is an energy exporting country.
Effective start/end date29/01/188/04/18