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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and South Asia Center on Thursday, July 29, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT for an in-person conversation with H.E. Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, energy adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Dr. Chowdhury will discuss developments in Bangladesh’s energy sector as the country aims to meet swelling demand for energy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

In this discussion, Dr. Chowdhury will discuss the new routes Bangladesh is planning to take to meet demand, ensure energy access, and decarbonize its economy. He will address the potential role of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports from the region and beyond, the impact of rapidly declining costs for solar and energy storage, and prospects for other alternative energy sources as the country builds out its transmission infrastructure and industrial base.

To attend, please register on our website below, and fill out our mandatory Visitor Screening Form within 24 hours prior to the event. As this is an in-person event, please note that you must upload either a scan of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within the past 72 hours to gain access to the roundtable.

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