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Govt approves 10 new power plants

  • Published at 06:42 am August 10th, 2017
Govt approves 10 new power plants
The government has approved the proposal for setting up10 new power plants to meet the current demand of the country. The cabinet committee on public purchase gave the approval at its meeting presided over by Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday. After the meeting, Cabinet Division’s Additional Secretary Mustafizur Rahman told the reporters that a total of 968MW electricity would be generated from oil-based power plants while the rest 800MW from diesel-fired power plants. According to the proposal, Midland Power Limited, a subsidiary of Shahjibazar Power Company, will set up a 150MW diesel-fired power plant at Ashuganj in Brahmanbaria district. The plant will generate power for next 15 years. The tariff is fixed at Tk8.26 per kilowatt-hour. APR Energy Limited will set up a 300MW diesel-based power plant in Dhaka’s Keraniganj. The plant will supply power for next five years. The tariff is fixed at Tk19.99 per kilowatt-hour. M/S Agriko International Project Limited will set up another 200MW diesel-based power plant in Keraniganj. The plant will supply power to the national grid for next five years. The tariff is fixed at Tk19.67 per kilowatt-hour. M/S Acorn Infrastructure Services Limited will set up 100MW furnace oil-based power plant in Chittagong’s Juldai. The plant will generate power for 15 years. The tariff is fixed at Tk8.26 per kilowatt-hour. Bangla Truck Limited will install a 100MW diesel-based power plant in Jassore’s Noapara. The plant will supply power to the national grid for next five years. The tariff is fixed at Tk19.99 per kilowatt-hour. Bangla Truck Limited will set up another 200MW diesel-based power plant in Comilla’s Daudkandi. The plant will generate electricity for next five years. The tariff is fixed at Tk19.99 per kilowatt-hour. Confidence Power Limited will set up a 113MW furnace oil-based power plant in Bogra district. The power plant will generate electricity for next 15 years. The tariff is fixed at Tk8.34 per kilowatt-hour. Desh Energy Limited will set up a 200MW furnace oil-based power plant in Chandpur district. The plant will generate power for next 15 years. The tariff is fixed at Tk8.34 per kilowatt-hour. Orion Power Meghnaghat Limited will set up a 105MW furnace oil-based power plant in Khulna’s Labonchara. The plant will generate power for next 15 years. The tariff is fixed at Tk8.34 per kilowatt-hour. Consortium of Summit Corporation Limited will set up a 300MW furnace oil-based power plant in Gazipur’s Kadda area. The plant will generate power for next 15 years. The tariff is fixed at Tk8.34 per kilowatt-hour.
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