State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid inaugurated Araihazar Palli Buddyut Samity zonal office complex construction project under Rural Electrification Board (REB) on Friday.
MP of Narayanganj-2 Alhaj Najrul Islam Babu, member PBS (management) of REB Abdus Satar Biswas were present at the ceremony. Nasrul instructed REB to complete the project as soon as possible. He said, the government is committed to provide power to all in due time.
The project on 2.5 acres will accommodate offices and residential quarters.REB will fund the Tk 8.77 crore project. To reach the goal of 'power for all' by 2021 the government has been trying to give power connections as many household as possible and REB is increasing its capacity.
Nowadays REB is providing 1.5 lakh of electricity connection every month. But due to lack of power generation rural people often experience load- shedding.
REB Chairman Brigadier General Moin Uddin told the Daily Observer on Friday the REB is trying "achieve the goal of 'power for all by 2020' and that is why it is putting so much attention to providing power connections.