Construction of 150-MW power plant at Khalishpur goes on in full swing

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Construction of 150-MW power plant at Khalishpur goes on in full swing

KHULNA, Nov 26 (BSS)-The construction of 150-MW Peaking Power Plant at Khalishpur is going on in full swing.

The state-owned Power Development Board (PDB) sources said the gas-fired power plant is being constructed at a cost of about Taka 1,500 crore to help augment power supply to the area.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing Taka 1100 crore for the project.

An agreement to this effect was signed between Engineering Procurement Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) of Spain and the North West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGL) of the PDB on May 12 to finish the construction of the plant by February 2013.

The construction of the plant started in August this year on a seven acres of land and is scheduled to be completed within 22 months.

Executive engineer of NWPGL Moshiur Rahman has expressed the hope that the construction the would be finished before the schedule.

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