Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate 4 power generation and 2 transmission projects on Sunday through video conference from her official residence Gonobhaban.
According to Power Division sources, the generation projects are furnace oil-fired 52.20 MW Natore power plant, 102 MW Gagnagor plant in Narayanganj, 52.50 MW Kathpatti plant in Munshiganj and gas-fired 108 MW Ghorashal plant in Norsingdi.
All these projects were set up by the private sector and the Power Development Board (PDB) will buy electricity from them.
The transmission projects are 54-km long 400 kV transmission line from Meghnaghat to Aminbazar of Savar and 132/33 kV transmission substation at Lalbagh in the city.
Power Division officials said all these generation and transmission projects have already been completed, and waiting to go into
operation. "Now, PM will just formally inaugurate the projects."
The officials said the 400 kV double circuit Meghnaghat-Aminbazar transmission line will help supply electricity from Ghorasal power
station to Dhaka city and adjoining areas.
"As a result, it will play a major role in improving the power transmission system in the capital city," said a senior official at
the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB).
PGCB has implemented the project with financial support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), he noted, adding that the project cost was Tk 546.55 crore.