PM opens 100 MW power plant at Shiddhirganj on March 20

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PM opens 100 MW power plant at Shiddhirganj on March 20

DHAKA, March 14 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate a 100 MW “quick rental” power plant at Shiddhirganj on March 20.

Desh Energy, a local company, implemented the diesel-fired power plant last month and producing power on a “test-run basis”.

Power Development Board (PDB) signed the contract with Desh Energy about eight months back. Per unit cost of electricity from this plant will be Taka 16 plus.

“According to the agreement, the plant should come into operation within four months from the agreement signing date. However, we are behind the schedule,” a PDB senior official told BSS.

At present, the PDB is producing around 3900 to 4100 MW electricity against the demand of around 5200 MW.

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