Accept price hike to solve long-term power woes: Quader
Published : Friday, 28 February, 2020 at 10:32 PM Count : 249
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday asked the country people to accept the power price to have a permanent solution of the power problem.
The minister came up with the remarks while addressing a discussion and milad mahfil organized in remembrance of Shaheed Selim-Delwar in the city’s Hatirpool area.
The government has somewhat increased the power prices aiming to solve the long-standing problems of electricity in the country, said Quader.
“The electricity price in the country has been raised a little bit to give a permanent solution to the existing power problems,” the minister said.
‘Shaheed Delwar Selim Smrity Parishad’ organised the discussion with its president Abdul Wadud in the chair. Awami League Presidium Member Jahangir Kabir Nanak also addressed the discussion, among others.
Quader said people have to endure inconveniences a little for ensuring availability of cent-percent electricity. As regards to electricity generation, he said the government will have to give Taka 3.5 thousands crore subsidies.
This temporary inconvenience should be tolerated, he said.
Quader said people suffered a lot due to load-shedding during the reign of past BNP regime.
Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, people are not facing any trouble regarding electricity and water supply, he added.