Reliance Power on Tuesday said it has signed a partnership agreement with Japanese energy major JERA for jointly setting up 750 mega watt (MW) gas-based combined cycle power project (phase-1) at Meghnaghat, Bangladesh.
Reliance Power said the transaction will result in debt reduction for Reliance Power of Rs 835 crore ($116 million) payable to US-Exim.
The project will be set up within 36 months of signing the agreements, the company added.
"This joint venture project will give a tremendous boost to the economic and industrial growth of Bangladesh and will enhance the energy security of the country with clean, green and reliable LNG-based power," Reliance Group of Companies Chairman Anil D Ambani said.
Shares of Reliance Power were trading 6.48 per cent higher at Rs 3.45 apiece on BSE.