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Ctg overhead wires to go underground in 2022: Nasrul

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Ctg overhead wires to go underground in 2022: Nasrul
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid speaks at the inaugural ceremony of Chattogram Rehab Fair at a hotel in Chattogram on Thursday.

CHATTOGRAM: State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid said that the utility supply lines of the port city will go underground and the existing overhead wires will be removed from the next year.

 The government has taken a project in this regard and works in capital Dhaka have already been started, said the state minister.

 He said these while addressing as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of four-day “REHAB Chattogram Fair-2021” at hotel ‘Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View’ on Thursday.

 Addressing the ceremony, the State Minister Nasrul said the works for putting all the hanging wires underground will be started from the next year in Chattogram and preparing of design for it is at the final stage.

 The same project will be implemented at the Sylhet, Cumilla, Jashore and Rangpur cities gradually, he said.

 Nasrul informed that project is also underway to ensure uninterrupted power supply in Chattogram and it will be completed within two and a-half years.

 Besides, project was also taken to produce power from waste in Chattogram. Once implemented, Chattogram will be the first power producing city from the waste in the country, he said.

 Putting up different other projects taken by the present government for advancement of the country, the state minister said they ensured 100 per cent electrification in the country in his ‘Mujib Barsho.’

 “The project of setting ‘single point mooring’ (SPM) to bring imported oil from the ship to the shore directly is going on in full swing. Some 160 kilometre pipeline beneath the seabed is being set up to implement the project,” he said adding that it will save some Tk 1,000 crore per year of the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC).

 He also said that the government has decided not to supply electricity and gas to the industries which will be developed outside the planned industrial area.

 Putting up contribution of the real state sector, Nasrul said several lakh people and 126 industries are involved with this sector.

 He urged the REHAB and affluent sections of the country to come forward to help implement the government’s efforts to ensure accommodation for all.

 REHAB President Alamgir Shamsul Al Amin Kajol presided over the inaugural ceremony while Chattogram City Corporation Mayor Rezaul Karim Chowdhury attended it as special guest.

 REHAB Vice President Kamal Mahmud and Chattogram Regional Committee Chairman Abdul Kauiam Chowdhury also attended the programme among others.

 Later, the state minister inaugurated the fair formally.

 The organisers said a total of 46 firms will take part in 71 stalls in the fair this year. The firms include 14 companies of building materials and financial organisations.

 There are four gold sponsors and 15 co-sponsors in the fair that will remain open for the visitors from 10:00am to 9:00pm every day.

 Ticket price has been fixed at Tk 50 for single entry and Tk 100 for multiple entries.