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FBCCI supports govt’s move for power rationing

  • Special Correspondent
  • 7 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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FBCCI supports govt’s move for power rationing

Bangladesh’s apex trade body FBCCI has endorsed the government’s move to ration electricity supply in the wake of energy shortfall, saying the step will ensure uninterrupted production in factories.

“The factories are currently experiencing unusual production disruptions due to the load shedding,” said Md Jashim Uddin, president of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).

He called for power rationing to keep the production uninterrupted.

FBCCI president made the call at the third meeting of the standing committee on Power, Energy and Utilities held at FBCCI office on Wednesday.

He also urged the government to chalk out short, medium and long term roadmaps to ensure energy security in the country.

FBCCI Vice-President M A Momen said Bangladesh is now more developed in the energy sector than before.

He called upon all to work together to deal with the power crisis.

Director-In-Charge of the committee Abul Kasem Khan call for giving emphasis on coal-fired power generation.

He also said the energy sector needs reconsideration of its agreements in the context of global scenarios.

Chairman of the Committee and Managing Director of Energypac Power Generation Ltd. Humayun Rashid said the energy sector will create huge employment in future and hence the sector demands more attention from the policy makers.

FBCCI directors Bijoy Kumar Kejriwal and Md. Naser also spoke at the meeting.

Directors Hafez Harun, Amzad Hussain, Committee Co-chairmen Salauddin Yousuf, Mahfuzul Hoque Shah and members of the committee were also present.