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5,000 char families to get electricity in C’nawabganj

  • Our Correspondent
  • 24 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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CHAPAINAWABGANJ: Over 5,000 households in remote char areas of the river Padma in the district are going to get electricity from the national grid through submarine cables by December next.

Rural Electrification Board (REB) is implementing an ‘Off-grid Project’ in three unions, Narayanpur under Sadar upazila and Panka and Durlavpur unions under Shibganj upazila, REB sources said.

Senior general manager of REB, Chapainawabganj, Engineer Md Rafiqul Islam said this project is being implemented at a cost of Taka 150 crore as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has pledged to bring 100 percent people under electricity coverage.

He informed that installation of 90 kilometers line has already been completed. It would be connected with the Haripur grid line in Chapainawabganj town and electricity would be supplied to the off-grid area from Chataidubi substation.

Abdur Razib Razu, chairman of Durlavpur union said, “We are extremely happy and our people are excited that they would get electricity like the urban people. We are also grateful to our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her contribution to the underprivileged people.”