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Power sector received Tk 52,260cr as subsidy in 10 years: Nasrul

UNB, Sangsad Bhaban

The government provided Tk 52,260 crore as subsidy to power sector in the last 10 years, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told parliament yesterday.

The minister said this in reply to a query from Awami League MP Didarul Alam from Chattogram-4.

Nasrul said the average

cost of generating per unit of electricity for both public and private sectors is Tk 13-14 (furnace oil based), Tk 25-30 (diesel based) and Tk 2.5-3 (gas based).

However, he said, the cost of per unit supply of electricity at the bulk level of Power Development Board is Tk 5.82 and its average sales price at the bulk level is Tk 4.80.

Responding to a question from AL MP Shahiduzzaman Sarker from Naogaon-2, the state minister said gas is currently being imported as LNG.

At present, the LNG, equivalent to about 590 million cubic feet is imported daily. In response to a query from Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam, Nasrul Hamid said the amount of illegal gas connections

in Dhaka city, Dhaka district, Munshiganj, Narayanganj and Gazipur is around 2.45 lakh.

In these districts, 121 spots with the origin of illegal

distribution lines have been detected.

 

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