Plan to construct 21 power plants, including private sector ones, in the country is underway to generate 23,252 megawatt (MW) of electricity.
“The government is constructing 47 power plants having 13,771 MW generation capacity and those will begin operation in phases from 2018 to 2024,” State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said recently.
He said since assuming to power, the present government constructed 85 power plants having capacity of 11,104 MW after taking time-befitting, realistic and sustainable steps.
The state minister said currently the country’s power generation capacity reaches 16,046 MW while about 90 percent people of the country were brought under power coverage. “And this has been possible due to bold and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”