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24 May, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Plan for 23,252 MW power underway

BSS

Plan to construct 21 power plants, including private sector ones, in the country is underway to generate 23,252 megawatt (MW) of electricity, reports BSS.

“The government is constructing 47 power plants having 13,771 MW generation capacity and those will begin operation in phases from 2018 to 2024,” State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told the news agency yesterday.

He said since assuming to power, the present government constructed 85 power plants having capacity of 11,104 MW after taking time-befitting, realistic and sustainable steps.

The state minister said currently the country’s power generation capacity reaches 16,046 MW while about 90 percent people of the country were brought under power coverage. “And this has been possible due to bold and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”

According to the Power Sector Master Plan, the country needs to achieve continuous economic growth of 7.4 percent annually for the period 2016-2020 to initially reach the standard of the medium to high-income nations.

Talking to the news agency, Director General of Power Cell Engineer Mohammad Hossain said some 30 power plants with capacity of 5,092 MW are under tender process.

“We expect that the plants would come to operation from 2018 to 2022 in phases,” he said, adding that at present, 63 power plants with capacity of 15,967 MW are under construction.

 

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