The government has recently signed a deal to construct a 214 km-long Meghnaghat-Madunaghat 400kv transmission line at a cost of Tk 17.34 billion (1734 crore) which will help reduce the system loss in Dhaka-Chattogram gridline.
The state-owned Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (BPCB) company secretary Md Ashraf Hossain and Indian firm KEC country head Kuldeep Kumar Sinha signed the deal on behalf of their respective organisations for implementing the project within 34 months.The PGCB appointed the Indian firm as a contractor for implementing the project as the electricity from under construction 1200MW Matarbari coal fired power project will transmit electricity to the national grid line, said officials.
After completion of the project, the PGCB is expected to supply grid electricity into 400KV line replacing the existing 230KV and 132KV transmission lines between Dhaka and Chattagram.
The JICA and the PGCB are jointly funding for implementing the transmission line.
PGCB Managing Director Masum Al-Beruni said that the KEC has already implemented a series of transmission lines. “I hope the KEC will implement the Meghnaghat-Madunaghat 400kv transmission in time with maintaining its standard,” said the managing director who also attended the singing ceremony.
KEC senior vice president Pankaj K. Tandon said that the KEC is committed to implement the mega project in time. The project was awarded to the Indian company KEC as a lowest bidder.
PGCB Executive Director Md Emdad Islam, Mohamemd Shafayet Hossain and Khandaker Md Abdul Hai, Project Director and Chief Engineer Md Yakub Elahi Chowdhury, KEC Chief Managers Kishore Talekar and Deepak Yadav also attended at the singing function.