Japan Poised to Sign Emissions-Offset Agreement With Bangladesh

Japan plans to sign an agreement with Bangladesh on March 19 as part of its program to set up clean-energy and energy-saving projects in developing countries to help offset greenhouse-gas emissions.

It will be a second such pact for Japan, following a deal with Mongolia signed in January, Koji Hachiyama, head of partnership programs at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, said today in an interview.

The bilateral agreements are open to non-Japanese companies, Hachiyama said. Talks with Indonesia and Vietnam are progressing, he said.

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