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23 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Mymensingh, Cumilla regions

Move underway to install pre-paid power metres

UNB, Dhaka

A move is underway to install pre-paid metres for electri-

city consumers in Cumilla and Mymensigh regions as part of the government’s plan to gradually replace all the post-paid electricity metres.

According to official sources at the Power Division, state-owned Power Development Board (PDB), which is responsible for power distribution system in Cumilla and Mymensingh regions, will implement the pre-paid meter project.

They said the PDB has already selected Chinese firm Shenzhen Star Instrument Co., Ltd (Sh.Star) through a tender process to supply, install and provide post-installation services to the consumers.

A top official at the PDB said the Chinese firm will supply a total of 150,575 pre-paid meters by December 2019 under the project which received approval of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) in November 2013 with a total cost of Tk 132.49 crore.

German donor agency-KfW will finance Tk 104.04 crore while the government will provide Tk 18.26 crore and PDB itself will finance Tk 10.19 crore to implement the project. Of the total pre-paid metres, 70,250 will be installed in Cumilla region while 80,325 in Mymensigh region.

A senior official of the Power Division said the tender proposal was sent to the Cabinet Division for placing it to the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase.

“Once the proposal is approved by the Cabinet body, the PDB will sign an agreement with the Chinese contractor to award the contract for the project,” he said.

 

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