Dhaka, Bangladesh
Govt plans to bring all upazilas under 100 pc electricity coverage

Govt plans to bring all upazilas under 100 pc electricity coverage

News Report Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) has undertaken a plan to bring all upazilas under 100 per cent electricity coverage. It was disclosed at the two-day general managers’ conference of BREB in the city on Saturday. As the chief guest, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid asked all concerned to supply hassle-free electricity at consumers level. “Be more cautious about harassment-free electricity supply to the customers,” he said. The state minister said customers’ satisfaction is the main goal of the government. “Customers can not be harassed in any situation. We have to talk to them in a smiling face. The BREB will have to resolve all existing problems within the next three-month and the government will give all necessary assistance,” he said. “We have to take initiative to increase coordination among production, distribution and transmission companies for implementation of the development plan as per the demand,” he said. Various issues including target of brining all upazilas under 100 percent power coverage, problems at field level, technical constraints, power outages, possible causes and remedies for the loss of transformers were discussed in the conference. Among others, Power Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikus, Chairman of Bangladesh Power Development Board Engineer Khaled Mahmood, Chairman of BREB Major General Moin Uddin (retd) and Power Cell Director General Engineer Mohammad Hossain spoke on the occasion. According to BREB sources, it has undertaken a plan to construct 50,000 kilometer electricity line and give 25 lakh new connections during 2018-19 financial year. BREB has already brought 240 upazilas under cent per cent power coverage and a process is underway to bring the rest of 220 upazilas under 100 per cent electricity coverage.

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