PM opens Bheramara 410-MW Power Plant

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DHAKA, April 12, 2018 (BSS)-Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today opened
Bheramara 410-MW Combined Cycle Power Plant and cent percent electrification
in 15 upazilas renewing her call to the people to be economical in using
electricity.

The premier inaugurated the power plant and cent percent electrification
in 15 upazilas through a videoconferencing from her official Ganabhaban
residence here this morning.

From the same function, she opened innovative online training platform
“Kusholi”.

The Bheramara combined cycle duel fuel power plant was constructed at a
cost of Tk 3,784.98 crore. Of the amount, the government provided Tk 634.72
crore while the rest came as project assistance.

The North-West Power Generation Company Ltd, an organisation of the Power
Development Board, implemented the project at Bahirchar in Bheramara upazila
of Kushtia.

The 15 upazilas brought under 100 percent electrification are Dhamrai of
Dhaka, Nikoli of Kishoreganj, Rauzan of Chittagong, Pirganj of Rangpur,
Khoksha of Kushtia, Debhata of Satkhira, Rupsha, Fultala and Dighalia of
Khulna, Bagatipara of Natore, Bera of Pabna, Bianibazar of Sylhet, Dinajpur
Sadar and Birampur of Dinajpur.

With these upazilas, cent percent electrification facilities were
inaugurated in 51 upazilas of the country.

“Kusholi” is a web-based learning management system or software used to
plan, implement and assess a specific learning process.

It will support Bangladesh’s expanding electricity needs over the next
three decades, while anyone can join the training from anywhere in
Bangladesh.

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury also spoke on the
occasion.

Power Division Secretary Dr Ahmed Kaikaus made a power point presentation
on the past, present and future of the electricity in Bangladesh, while PM’s
Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman moderated the function.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid,
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu were
present.

Besides, chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Power, Energy
and Mineral Resources Tazul Islam, Jatiya Sangsad Whip Atiur Rahman Atiq, the
Japanese Charge d’Affaires in Dhaka, parliament members and senior officials
of the Prime Minister’s Office were present at the function, among others.

Later, the prime minister exchanged views with the cross section of people
including government officials, public representatives, teachers, guardians,
students, freedom fighters and beneficiaries through the videoconferencing.

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