REB brings 90% village under power supply: Nasrul

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21st June, 2018 04:33:09 printer

REB brings 90% village under power supply: Nasrul

Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (REB) has already brought 90 percent villages under power coverage.


“Activities for bringing the rest of 10 percent villages under electrify access have been underway,” Sate Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said this while replying to a starred question from treasury bench member Muhibur Rahman Manik in the Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday.


He said the government is expected to ensure 100 percent electrification to all villages by December 2018.


Replying to another question from reserved seat member Safura Begum, Nasrul told the House that the government has undertaken various projects in different terms aimed at implementing “Sheikh Hasina’s initiatives supply power to every house” by 2021.


“The power generation capacity has already reached to 18,353 MW and the government has fixed its target to increase electricity generation capacity to 24,000 MW by 2021,”


He said the government has also undertaken different projects to improve capacity of distribution and transmission line compared to power generation.


Presently, distribution line increased to 4.50 lakh kilometre, transmission 11,060 circuit kilometre and capacity of the grid substation reached to 35,040 MVA, the state minister added.


“We have a plan to increase capacity of distribution and transmission line into twice as part of the 100 percent electrification by 2021,” Nasrul Hamid said.