Bangladesh’s Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) has won the ‘Asia Power and Electricity Award 2014’ in the category of ‘Solar Project of the Year’.
press release on Wednesday said the award was given for IDCOL’s efforts,
accomplishments, and positive contributions under the Solar Home System (SHS)
IDCOL Director (Investment) and Head of Advisory Nazmul Haque
received the award at the Power and Electricity Awards Gala Dinner on Apr 23 at
the Resorts World Convention Centre in Singapore.
The release said more
that 2.9 million solar home systems have been installed under IDCOL’s SHS
programme as of March, providing clean energy solution to around 13 million
rural people who are not covered by the country's power grid.
programme has contributed towards creating over 50,000 jobs, effected an annual
fuel subsidy saving of $39 million, promoted the development of local support
industries and reduced annual CO2 emission by more than 450,000