The government’s main focus is on raising the electricity production to 24,000MW by 2021
As part of its Power System Master Plan (PSMP) 2016, the government is going to implement 10 mega projects of a capacity of about 15,000MW by 2030.
Director General of Power Cell, Mohammad Hossain said: “The government has already initiated a move to implement the plan as per its vision to raise electricity production to 40,000MW by 2030 and 60,000MW by 2041.”
“However, the government's main focus in the existing plan is on raising the electricity production to 24,000MW by 2021 when the country will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee of independence,” said the Power Cell chief.
Power Cell, a technical wing of the Power Division, has been entrusted with the responsibility of preparing the PSMP, reports UNB.
Of the 15,000MW of power, officials said, nine projects of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry will provide 11,000MW while 4,000MW will come from the nuclear power plant under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
They said implementation of three of nine mega projects under the ministry have already started.
On the other hand, the first phase of 2,400MW of the 4,000MW nuclear power has been initiated by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
According the officials, the other seven mega projects are now at different stages of implementation, but due to non-settlement of funds and other technical issues the physical work has been halted.
The balance 1600MW nuclear power has been targeted to be implemented by 2030 by the Ministry of Science and Technology.