PGCB to develop Barisal-Faridpur transmission line

Special Correspondent

23 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd (PGCB) will develop a 135-kilometer long, 230kv double-circuit electricity transmission line between Barisal and Faridpur via Gopalganj. The project will cost about Tk 605 crore.

The PGCB and Indian firm Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd signed a deal yesterday at PGCB office to construct the transmission line under turnkey basis.

PGCB company secretary Md Ashraf Hossain and   Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd General Manager Jayanta Basu signed the deal on behalf of their respective organisations.

Asian Development Bank, government of Bangladesh and PGCB will jointly fund the project under Southeast Transmission Grid Expansion here in Bangladesh.

At present the PGCB is supplying electricity to Barisal (North)-Gopalganj (North)-Faridpur through 132kv transmission line.

After construction of the high voltage transmission line at the region, the consumers will get reliable and smooth supply of electricity.

PGCB Managing Director Masum-Alberuni, Executive Directors Md Emdadul Islam, Mohammed Safayet Hossain, Md yakub Elahi Chowdhury and Khandaker Md Abdul Hye, Project Director Md Jasim Uddin, Kalpataru Power Senior Manager Joy Sarker and Manager Aritra Bose attended at the signing function among others.