Over 5,000 C'nawabganj char families to get electricity
CHAPAINAWABGANJ, Oct 23, 2021 (BSS) - Over 5,000 households in remote char
areas of the river Padma in the district are going to get electricity from
the national grid through submarine cables by December next.
Rural Electrification Board (REB) is implementing an 'Off-grid Project' in
three unions, Narayanpur under Sadar upazila and Panka and Durlavpur unions
under Shibganj upazila, REB sources said.
Senior general manager of REB, Chapainawabganj, Engineer Md Rafiqul Islam
said this project is being implemented at a cost of Taka 150 crore as Prime
Minister Sheikh Hasina has pledged to bring 100 percent people under
He informed that installation of 90 kilometers line has already been
completed. It would be connected with the Haripur grid line in
Chapainawabganj town and electricity would be supplied to the off-grid area
from Chataidubi substation.
Abdur Razib Razu, chairman of Durlavpur union said, "We are extremely
happy and our people are excited that they would get electricity like the
urban people. We are also grateful to our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for
her contribution to the underprivileged people."