DHAKA, Mar 1, 2018 (BSS) – Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu today said people are now getting electricity around the clock across the country as quick rental power plants have reduced load-shedding to almost zero.
“Though there were many criticisms against the quick rental system, this initiative of the government has made an illuminated Bangladesh by ensuring power security for all,” he said.
The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the “9th International Bangladesh Infrastructure Innovation and Development Expo and Dialogue-2018” at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city, said a press release.
Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA), Power Cell and ExpoNet Exhibition (Pvt) limited are jointly organising the expo and dialogue.
Among others, Power Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, Director General of the Power Cell Mohammad Hossain, Managing Director of Dhaka WASA Engineer Taqsem A Khan and ExpoNet Exhibition (Pvt) Limited Managing Director M Rashedul Hoaque also spoke on the occasion.
Amu said the government has taken different initiatives to increase power generation for ensuring electricity security of the country’s people.
“Once load-shedding was for about 18 hours, but it is now around zero. Around 16,000 megawatt electricity is being generated every day in the country,” he added.
The minister said the government follows ‘zero pollution’ and ‘zero accident’ policies for industrialization as it believes in environment friendly green industrialization.
A total of 62 entrepreneurs from seven countries are taking part in the four-day expo. They are exhibiting construction materials, equipments, energy saving products and technologies.
The expo remains open for all from 10am to 8pm.