16th June 2022
EP Report

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) recently approved Tk 712.62 crore project for installing power prepayment meters at Rajshahi and Rangpur Divisions in a bid to ensure cent percent revenue collection and also to reduce system loss.


ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting in person held at the NEC Conference Room in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area.


Ministers, State Ministers, Planning Commission members and secretaries concerned attended the meeting.


Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan revealed some of the directives from the premier and said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the authorities concerned to speed up the installation of the smart prepayment metering initiatives.


The Prime Minister also noted that if the operations of prepayment metering efforts are strengthened, the system loss will come down significantly.


Mannan said the head of the government also directed to the authorities concerned to go tough actions against those who have huge arrear electricity bills.


She suggested for taking action against the errant electricity consumers either public or private as per the law and even severe their power connections after serving notices.

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