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45 power plants with 13,813 MW capacity are under construction: Nasrul

   8:49 am        360        Dhaka

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources of Bangladesh  Nasrul Hamid said some 45 power plants having 13,813 MW generation capacity have been under construction.

“The under construction power plants would enter into operations in phases from 2018 to 2024,” he said this, while replying to a starred question from AFM Bahauddin (Nasim) in the Jatiya Sangsad.

Nasrul informed the House that the present government during its tenure has launched 88 power plants having 8,819 MW generation capacity, adding, “To set up 19 power plants having 4,180 MW generation capacity, which would be commissioned from 2018 to 2023 in phases, are now under tender floating stage.”

Besides, the government has a plan to construct more 16 power plants with 20,517 MW generation capacity, the state minister added.

From BSS