Dhaka, Bangladesh
LNG to be added in national grid by April, 2018

LNG to be added in national grid by April, 2018

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Monday said the government is set to import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by April, 2018 to mitigate the growing energy demand in the country, reports BSS. "It is necessary to generate 2,000-MW more per year to fulfill the government's target, as the power demand is increasing day by day," he said while addressing a signing ceremony as the chief guest at Bidyut Bhaban in the city. The state minister said Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) signed the contract with Nutan Bidyut Bangladesh Limited, a newly formed power company by Shapoorji-Pallongi Group of India, for procuring 220 megawatt (MW) electricity in the country. Nasru said the power generation capacity reached to 15,775 MW and over 80 percent people brought under electricity coverage. Secretary of BPDB Mina Masud-uz-Zaman and J Sinha Mahapatra director of Nutan Bidyut Bangladesh Limited signed the power purchase agreement (PPA) and implementation agreement (IA) of behalf of their respective sides, while Power Secretary Dr Ahmed Kaikaus and Chairman of BPDB Khaled Mahmud were witnessed.

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