Bangladesh Sets up 130 Power Plants by 2021
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Apr, 19 2018

Bangladesh Sets up 130 Power Plants by 2021

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has initiated with installing 88 power plants with a generation capacity of 8,819 MW and has been transferring 660 MW electricity since 2009 from neighbouring India.

Bangladesh Sets up 130 Power Plants by 2021

The government signed contracts with private and public aiming to ensure cent percent electricity by 2021 by setting up 130 power plants having a total capacity of 23,861 megawatt (MW).

Chairman of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) Engineering Khaled Mahmood told, “Of the contracts, 67 power plants having generation capacity of 7,800 MW have already been commissioned while 63 power plants with 15,967 MW are under construction.”

He said that the present Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has initiated with installing 88 power plants with a generation capacity of 8,819 MW and has been transferring 660 MW electricity since 2009 from neighbouring India.

Khaled said, “The BPDB has taken a massive capacity expansion plan to add about 11,600 MW in next five years to achieve 24000 MW target by 2021 with the aim to provide quality and reliable electricity to all the people of the country for desired economic and social development.”

It is a part of “Sheikh Hasina’s 10 Initiatives: Electricity to All by 2021”, so the government has been working to complete all the power plants within the stipulated time.

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