The present government has made commendable achievements in power generation in the last five years. It has successfully reduced the gap between power demand and supply through various short, medium and long term actions. But the notable achievements of the government in the power and energy sector remain virtually eclipsed due to miserable performances of the Petrobangla and its companies in executing various infrastructure development projects of the gas value chain – production, transmission and distribution. Gas supply security remains to be ensured as Petrobangla and its companies mostly failed in its assigned responsibilities due to poor visions and lack of managerial competence. For poor supervision, inept project management and lack of co-ordination among various stakeholders most of the initiatives have failed to reach targeted goal. Gas value chain is now in a state of mess with a very remote possibility of turning around in near future. The successes of the government would not sustain if this kind of situation prevails. Therefore, the government must take whatever actions are needed to streamline the gas value chain and ensure gas security.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 13:05