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National grid failure: Power Division forms 7-member probe body

National grid failure: Power Division forms 7-member probe body

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Dhaka, Oct 6: The Power Division has formed a separate committee to identify the reasons behind Tuesday's national grid failure and submit recommendations to avert recurrence of such incident.

Earlier, the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh formed an investigation committee headed by its executive director.

According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources on Thursday, an additional secretary (admin) of the Power Division will lead the new 7-member probe body.

Former chairman of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) Syed Abdul Mayeed, managing director of Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh, representatives from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) each, former executive director of PGCB Md Amir Khasru are members of the committee and Mohammad Hossain, director general of Power Cell, will act as its member secretary.

The committee will identify and analyse  the reasons of the grid failure and draw specific recommendations to avert repetition of such incident.

The committee can co-opt any person required for the investigation work and submit its report within 15 days, said the notification.