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Thailand keen to explore oil, gas in deep sea: Envoy

Thailand keen to explore oil, gas in deep sea: Envoy

Staff Correspondent

Thai Ambassador to Bangladesh Makawadee Sumitmor on Tuesday said her country is interested in exploring oil and gas in the deep sea in Bangladesh and supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the country.

The Thai envoy expressed the interest when she paid a courtesy call on State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid at his ministry office at the secretariat in Dhaka, read an official release.

Sumitmor requested the state minister for visible progress over the exploration of oil and gas in the deep sea and supplying LNG to Bangladesh during the prime minister's visit to Thailand.

Nasrul welcomed the Thai envoy's proposal and said Bangladesh would encourage all types of investment here.

"We welcome the interest of Thai PTT Global LNG Company Limited. We give preference to trading and production companies in LNG supply," he said, adding that the matter of signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Thailand to increase energy cooperation between Bangladesh and Thailand has progressed well.

It is expected that the MoU will be signed soon, Nasrul said.

During the meeting, they discussed different issues related to mutual interest between Bangladesh and Thailand.

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