BSS-35 Affordable power for all will get top priority in next 5-yr: Nasrul





Affordable power for all will get top priority in next 5-yr: Nasrul

DHAKA, Jan 1, 2019 (BSS) – State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral
Resources Nasrul Hamid today said the government will give priority to ensure
reliable and affordable electricity for all during its new tenure.

“We’ve achieved 94 percent accessibility, so now reliable and affordable
power will be our main priority in the next five years,” he said while
exchanging New Year greetings with reporters at his ministry’s conference
room here.

The state minister said the government will also conduct multi-client
survey to know the availability of the mineral resources as the government
has emphasised the efficient use of natural resources.

He said the power and energy related technology is being transformed
globally and that is why Bangladesh will go for it. “The power and energy
sector needs around US$ 40 billion investment.”

“We’ve found some loopholes in carrying out development activities and
we’ve reviewed our power sector master plan. We’ve achieved tremendous
success during my tenure,” Nasrul said.

He said the Indian government relaxed for giving power to Bangladesh. “Now
it is necessary to bring energy and power pricing at affordable level.”

Later, General Secretary of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) Kabir Ahmed Khan
along with DRU members greeted Nasrul Hamid for being reelected as a member
of parliament.