Deal on Rental Power Plant Signed
Thursday, 28 October 2010

The government has signed a deal with a private company that would allow it to start buying electricity within three months.

The gas-fired plant, with a capacity of 78.5MW, will be installed at Ghorashal in Narsinghdi.

Bangladesh Power Development Board and private contractor Max Power Limited signed the deal at the Bidyut Bhaban on Wednesday. BPDB acting secretary Mohammad Iskander Ali and chairman of the company Ghulam M Alamgir signed for the respective organisations.

"The plant costs Tk 60 million to be set up and will begin generation in three months," Ghulam told bdnews24.com.

BPDB chairman said the government will purchase power from the plant for three years.

After the present government took office, 15 rental plant deals have been concluded, BPDB public relation director Saiful Islam Chowdhury.

Maximum power production on Wednesday stood at 4165MW against an average demand of 5500MW.

Only 47 percent of the population has access to electricity, according to the BPDB.

The country is currently facing severe gas crisis, for which 533MW could not be generated on Wednesday.

Source: bdnews24.com

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