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Khulna Power Company Ltd lays off 150 workers

  • Published at 11:29 pm September 8th, 2021
Khulna Power Company Ltd
File photo shows the entrance of the Khulna Power Company Ltd Bangla Tribune

PDB asked the company to shut down production in May this year

The Khulna Power Company Ltd, a power plant that remained shut for three months due to non-renewal of its contract, has laid off more than 150 of its workers.

Ten months have passed since the company applied for the renewal, but it has yet to be approved, prompting the plant authorities to issue the layoff notice.

Engineer Bholanath Roy, administrative officer of the plant, said: “The contract for the plant has to be renewed every five years. We applied for the third renewal in October last year.”

Ariful Islam Tuhin, an assistant engineer, said that the workers were in dire straits after losing their jobs amid the pandemic.


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Another assistant engineer, Mehedi Hasan, said the workers’ families would face uncertainty if they could not resume operations.

The education of the worker’s children would also be disrupted, he said, before urging Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to take necessary measures to reopen the plant.

The Bangladesh Power Development Board asked the KPCL to shut down production in May as the tenure of the existing Power Purchase Agreement had ended that month, according to media reports.

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