16th June 2022

Work on the Meghnaghat 718-megawatt gas-fired combined cycle power plant, operated by India's Reliance Power Ltd, may miss the completion deadline, thus indicating a delay in going into full-fledged operation within the stipulated timeline.


Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power Limited (RBLPL), a joint venture, is setting up the gas-based facility at Meghnaghat village under Sonargaon upazila (sub-district) in Narayanganj.


The project has been programmed for completion by August this year.


The progress in construction stands at 69 per cent as against the targeted 77.3 per cent until March 2022 reveals the latest monitoring report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The report was unveiled in May 2022.


The project is sited approximately 45 km off Dhaka airport, near the Meghna Road Bridge on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway and is around 2.0 km west from Dhaka-Chattogram highway.


With regard to engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning in the project, the overall progress was delayed against the planned progress as of March 2022, unveils the ADB report.


The overall progress of nearly 82.4 per cent was achieved by the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor as against the planned progress of 85.6 per cent, it cites.

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