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Power Division: No loadshedding from next year

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already said that the cost of electricity will be reduced in December

Update : 21 Nov 2022, 12:12 AM

The Power Division on Sunday said that there will be no loadshedding from summer of 2023. 

The authorities expressed their hope that uninterrupted power supply across the country will be possible as some coal-based power plants will soon come into production.

The speakers revealed the information at the meeting of the parliamentary committee of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources on Sunday. 

Power Division Secretary Habibur Rahman gave an update on the start of the coal-based Rampal power plant, the Godda power plant in India, and the The Banshkhali Coal Power Plant in Chittagong. He said some of the plants have unofficially begun production.

Habibur Rahman said: "From December, loadshedding won't be an issue. Even the upcoming summer season won't have any power cuts.”

When asked about this, Parliamentary Committee President Waseqa Ayesha Khan said: "We learned that certain coal-based power plants are starting production. There will not be any loadshedding in the winter.”

She said the power division was also working on the construction of the transmission line across the country.

Due to the global crisis, the government shut down diesel-based power plants from the middle of this year. This resulted in loadshedding across the country. 

However, as the winter season approached, loadshedding reduced considerably. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already said that the cost of electricity will go down in December.

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