Rural power incurs loss Tk 120m due to Fani

Special Correspondent

5th May, 2019 09:04:26 printer

Rural power incurs loss Tk 120m due to Fani

The Rural Electrification Board (REB) has incurred loss Tk 120 million due to cyclone Fani hits damages electricity poles, transformer and wires, a top official said.

“We have assessed our loss due to Fani and found Tk 120 million loss on it,” REB chairman Moin Uddin told daily sun.

He said a total of 670 electric poles, 790 distribution transformers, 5791 meters and 10358 electric distribution wires in different areas damaged severely.

“Despite loss, the REB able to resume electricity supply in 99 percent areas under it’s areas,” he claimed. 

Around 25 percent people in rural areas including the costal and river belts are out of power as electricity poles have severely been damaged due to the cyclonic storm Fani that swept over the country Friday last.  

Now, the rural electrification has a total coverage of 2.60 crore consumers only. 

Besides, the power generation has come down over one third to 3500MW on Friday due to cyclone, power division chief coordinator AKM Humayun Kabir said.

But, the electricity generation jumpted around 10,000MW Sunday, official said.