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Nasrul: All to have access to power within December

  • Published at 07:23 pm November 22nd, 2020
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid briefs the press for the 'Power and Energy Week' at Bidyut Bhaban on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Focus Bangla

Hamid said the government will celebrate the achievement of cent percent electricity accessibility during this year’s National Victory Day on December 16

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that the country will achieve the target of access to electricity for  all by December this year.

He made the disclosure at a meeting with the executive committee of the Forum for Energy Reporters Bangladesh (Ferb), a journalist body of the working reporters in the energy and power sector, on Sunday at the Power Division.

Nasrul Hamid said the government will celebrate the achievement of cent percent electricity accessibility during this year’s National Victory Day on December 16.

All the areas of the country will come under the electricity grid network by the time while the off-grid areas will get electricity through the solar home system, he added.

He mentioned that Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) and other distribution companies have been working relentlessly to achieve the goal of making electricity accessible for all.


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According to the available statistics at the Power Division, more than 98 percent areas of the country have already been under grid system.

The country’s present installed power generation capacity is 23,548 MW through 139 power plants while the highest available generation is 12,893 MW.

The Power Division data shows the transmission line capacity has increased to 12,379 circuit line kilometres while the distribution line has been enhanced to 588,000 kilometres.

The number of total electricity consumers has reached 27.9 million while per capita electricity consumption is 512 kilowatt hours.

Ferb executive committee chairman Arun Karmaker, executive director Shamim Jahangir and other directors and members of the executive body were present at the meeting at the Power Division.

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