Power supply in 20 upazilas to be upgraded

4 December, 2017 12:00 AM printer

The government has launched a development project for upgrading the power distribution system of 20 upazilas in Mymensingh Zone to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

Under the project, capacity of the power distribution system would be strengthened along with reducing the system loss and load shedding for weak management system, said officials, reports BSS.

Talking about the necessity of the project, planning minister A H M Mustafa Kamal said as Mymensingh has been turned into an administrative division, different development activities would be carried out along with expansion of business.

The project has been taken to meet the additional necessity of power, he added.

The Power Development Board (PDB) will implement the project by December 2021 at a cost of Taka 1,575 crore. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has already cleared the project for implementation.

According to the Development Project Proforma (DPP), 24 new 33/11KV sub-stations would be installed while existing 15 sub-stations would be renewed and upgraded. Besides, 3,196km new transmission line would be set up while 1,877km line would be refurbished alongside installation of other equipment related to transmission and distribution.