Govt takes programme to generate 20,000 MW power

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Govt takes programme to generate 20,000 MW power

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 02 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has undertaken a programme to produce 20,000 megawatt electricity to solve the country’s existing power crisis and ensuring power for all by 2020-2021.

Replying to a question by treasury bench members Choyon Islam in the Jatiya Sangsad, she told the house that her government during the last two years has added 1131 MW electricity to the national grid.

Besides, agreement has signed in public and private sector to set up 35 more power plants with the capacity of 3,158 megawatt. Of the total, she said five power plants with the capacity of 410 MW have already gone into commercial operation while rest 30 power plants are remained under construction.

Apart from this, the purchase committee has approved the proposal of setting up four power plants with 1,234 MW and a quick rental power plant with capacity of 53 MW in the IPP sector.

The Prime Minister also referred various programes of her government to set up nuclear power plant and using renewable energy for power generation.

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