Another 2000 MW electricity to be added to the national grid this year: Azad

Another 2000 MW electricity to be added to the national grid this year: Azad

JAMALPUR, May 10 (BSS) – Information Minister Abul Kalam Azad today said the government would add 2000 MW more electricity to the national grid by this year as part of its continuous efforts to stamp out acute electricity crisis.

He said this while speaking at the May 2011 meeting of Jamalpur District Development Coordination Committee at the conference room of the district administration here. The Minister is an adviser to the committee.

Land Minister Rezaul Karim Hira also attended the coordination meeting as an adviser.

The Information minister said present government has increased the electricity generation in Jamalpur district to 100 MW from 30 MW.

He directed the concerned officials to perform their respective duties with utmost sincerity for implementing the government’s programmes in the development of power, education and communication sectors.

He also directed the concerned officials to take effective measures for checking dropout from the schools.

The Information Minister urged all to extend cooperation for holding the upcoming union parishad elections in a free and fair atmosphere.

Hira said the government is relentlessly working in line with the vision 2021 to take the country into the middle income group attaining self sufficiency in food and further developing health, communication and power sectors.

He urged all to utilize the allocated funds under the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the current year 2010-11, maintaining transparency.

Member of the Parliament of Islampur constituency of the district Faridul Huq Dulal also spoke at the meeting while deputy commissioner of Jamalpur M Sirajuddin chaired the meeting.


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