Govt to set up 112 biogas plants in the country

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Govt to set up 112 biogas plants in the country

Dhaka, Oct 26 (BSS) – The government has initiated a project to set up 112 bio-gas plants in different regions of the country at an estimated cost of Taka 53 crore.

The plan was discussed at a revised meeting of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) and progress of different projects undertaken by the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (LGRD) at the ministry’s conference room here today.

State Minister for LGRD Jahangir Kabir Nanak presided over the meeting.

The meeting sources said the biogas plants will be installed in different regions including 75 centers of the Bangladesh Milk Producers Co-operative Union Limited or Milk Vita by 2014.

In this regard, the government has taken a three- year project on animal husbandry, biogas and production of organic fertilizer to be implemented by the Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogra.

The RDA was established in 1974 as a specialized rural development institution for training and research.

Director General of the Academy M A Matin told BSS that the project has already been approved by the ECNEC and the installation will cost Taka 8.50 lakh for each plant, adding that the project will be completed in the next three years.

Each plant will produce as much as 500 cubic feet of biogas and 1.5 metric tons of organic fertilizer, said the official. The organic fertilizer to come as the by-product from the plant late will be sold in the market at Taka 8,500 per ton.

The meeting also discussed the expansion of milk vita chilling plants at Tekerhat and Khulna in a short time.

The meeting was attended, among others, by LGRD secretary Mihir Kanti Majumder, Managing Committee Chairman of Milk Vita Md Hasib Khan Tarun and other high officials of the ministry.

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