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PM to open 6 power plants, 9 grid substations today 

 News Desk  daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:35 AM, 6 February 2019  

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; File Photo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; File Photo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate six power plants, nine grid substations and one specialized electrification project on Wednesday for ensuring cent percent power coverage in 12 upazilas.

Saiful Islam, Director of Public Relations of Power Development Board (PDB) said, “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate these power plants and grid substations through video conferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence at 10:00 am.” 

“The six power plants are Bhola 225MW Combined Cycle Power Plant, Chandpur 200MW Power Plant, Ashuganj 150MW Power Plant, Rupsha in Khulna 105MW Power Plant, Julda in Chattogram 100MW Power Plant (3rd unit) and power supply to Sandwip Upazila through submarine cable,” he also said. 

The nine grid substations are Ramganj, Barishal (North), Baroiyerhat, Shikalbaha, Jaldhaka, Sunamganj, Bianibazar, Rangamati and Matarbari.

The 12 upazilas which came under cent per cent power coverage are Harinakundu, Thakurgaon sadar, Baliadangi, Goalanda, Kalukhali, Bamna, Lakhai, Shaistaganj, Ajmiriganj, Bahubal, Melandah and Islampur.