Bangladesh approves 360-megawatt power station project

21:44, June 09, 2010      

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The Bangladeshi government has approved a 360-megawatt power generation project involving over half a billion U.S. dollars, an official said Wednesday.

The Power Ministry said the country's Executive Committee of the National Economic Council with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on Tuesday approved the power project.

An official on condition of anonymity in the ministry said implementation of the project worth around 42.15 billion taka ( about 602.14 million U.S. dollars) will start in July which is to be completed by September 2015.

Of the 360 megawatts, in line with the project document, 240- megawatt will be single unit gas turbine while 120-megawatt to be single unit steam turbine. The official added that it has been approved as part of the government's move to improve the country's nagging power situation.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had earlier said the country would generate over 9000-megawatt of electricity by 2015. Currently, the country has a generation capacity of maximum 4000- megawatt of power against a demand for around 5500-megawatt each day.

Source: Xinhua


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