150 MW power plant in Khulna underway
KHULNA, Sept 27: The construction work of 150 MW Picking Power plant is going on in full swing with a target for formal inauguration by February 2013.
Sources said that an agreement has been signed between a Spanish compary, Isolex and North West Power Generation Limited of Bangladesh Power Development Board on May 12, 2011 to establish the power plant at Khulna power station premises of Khalishpur of the city on 7 acres of land with the financial assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB. National Development of Engineering (NDE) Limited has started the construction works from August-29 and the work will be completed by 2013.
Concerned pople said that if sufficient gas supply is not ensured in Khulna through pipeline before completion the power plant the production cost of electricity will be increased three times.
Executive Engineer of PDB Khulna Moshiur Rahman said that power plant will hand over to the concerned authority before schedule time setting up all machineries. He also urged to ensure gas supply before operation of the power plant.