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Bangladesh sees record 12,057MW power generation

  • Published at 12:20 am April 25th, 2019
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File photo Syed Zakir Hossain/ Dhaka Tribune

The number of power plants has increased to 108 from 27 since the Awami League government came into power in 2009

Bangladesh has touched a new high in electricity generation.

The power plants produced 12,057 megawatt (MW) electricity on Wednesday — a new record, according to the Power Development Board.

“It was the highest power generation in the country’s history,” PDB spokesperson Saiful Hasan Chowdhury told Bangla Tribune.

There was no power cut in the day of record production, he claimed.

The number of power plants has increased to 108 from 27 since the Awami League government came into power in 2009.

More plants hiked Bangladesh’s power generation capacity to 20,000MW from 3,000MW, according to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.