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Prime minister inaugurates 7 power plants

  • Published at 11:10 am November 13th, 2019
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates newly constructed power plants through video conferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 PID

As of Wednesday, Bangladesh's electricity generation capacity reached a total of 22,562MW

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated seven new power plants, which added 790MW of electricity to the national grid.

She launched the newly-constructed power plants through a video conference, from her official residence Ganobhaban on Wednesday.

The seven power plants are: Anwara 300MW Power Plant, Rangpur 113MW Power Plant, Karnaphuli 110MW Power Plant, Shikalbaha 105MW Power Plant, Patia 54MW Power Plant, Tetulia 8MW Solar Power Plant, and Gazipur 100MW Power Plant, reports UNB.

As of Wednesday, Bangladesh's electricity generation capacity reached a total of 22,562MW, where more than 94% of the population has come under electricity coverage.

At the same time, the premier also launched 100% power coverage in 23 upazilas under ten districts of the country.

The 23 upazilas under 100% power coverage are: Gabtali, Sherpur and Shibganj in Bogra district, Lohagara in Chittagong, Madhukhali, Nagarkanda, and Saltha in Faridpur district, Fulchhari, Gaibandha Sadar and Palashbari in Gaibandha district, and Madhappur and Nabiganj in Habiganj district.

Besides, Kaliganj and Maheshpur in Jhenaidah district, Karimganj under Kishoreganj, Baraigram, Lalpur and Singra under Natore district, Barhatta and Mahonganj in Netrokona district, Bhandaria, Kaukhali, and Indurkani under Pirojpur district are also coming under the same electricity coverage.

As part of achieving 100% electricity coverage in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has implemented massive programs to increase generation capacity to 24,000MW by 2021, and 40,000 MW by 2030.