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‘225MW power plant in Bhola to start production soon’

Update : 25 Apr 2014, 08:19 PM

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said, yesterday, the residents of Bhola will be rid of the load shedding soon as the gas-based 225-MW power plant in the Borhanuddin upazila will start production by November this year.

“The gas-based plant will generate 150MW by November this year and the production will increase to 225MW by March, next year,” the minister said while commissioning the gas-based 24MW power station.

One day there will be no electricity crisis in the district and electricity from Bhola’s power plants will be supplied to the national grid, the minister said.

The minister also said the government will take steps to repair the 34.5 gas-based rental power plant that was suspended from generating electricity because of technical glitches in October, last year.

The present government has reduced the power crisis by a large extent, the minister said, adding that the government allocated Tk32 crore to prevent river erosion in Bhola.

In his speech, Power Secretary Manowarul Islam said Bangladesh will be able to generate 24,000MW of electricity by 2021 and 40,000MW by 2030.

Venger Energy Resources Limited Chairman Anisur Rahman Sinha attended the function as a special guest. Deputy Commissioner of Bhola,

officials from Power Development Board, and others, were present at the function.

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