Thursday, July 18, 2019 | ePaper

Power supply

Differences between rural, urban areas eliminated in Chattogram

  • Print
Chattogram Burerau :
The differences between the urban and rural areas of Chattogram district  eliminated following the cent percent power supply  in 15 upazilas  of the district. As a result the residents of these upazilas are enjoying  free and developed livelihood  by the residents of rural  areas. The most   surprise of this power supply project of this region is to supply uninterrupted power supply to  scattered island areas of Sandwip from mainland of the port city.
According to information of Power Development Board, Chattogram zone, power generation  from 23 units of  18 power plants of Chattogram region .is 1,391 Megawatt   whereas the total demand of power  in greater Chattogram is  1600MWs. As a result after meeting the demands of this region, the excess generation  from this region   is transferring to national grid.
PDB  sources said there is no loadshedding in Chattogram district including the port city . Besides, with the view of supplying cent percent power in  Chattogram Division by 2021, mega project  will be undertaken immediately. Sources said  before one decade, power generation was 300 MWs from 3 power plants against  the total demands of 650 MWs. Despite half generations out of total demands  from  3 plants, the residents of Chattogram had to enjoy nominal  advantage of power supply  and had to depend on power from national grid. During the earlier regime , total generations from all power plants across the country was 3,268 MWs which was  comparatively very poor according to demands.
On that period, load shedding was the regular phenomenon in the country. To mitigate the power crisis in greater Chattogram , Sheikh Hasina govt has  installed  a number  plants  like  Rental power plants, Peaking Power plants in Chattogram.
As a result the prevailing load shedding  resolved quickly and the excess generation beyond demands are being transferred to national grild. While contacted Chief Engineer of PDB, Chattogram  Region Engr. Prabir Kumar Sen said  present peoples friendly govt  under dynamic leadership of Sheikh Hasina, a  number of mega power project undertaken aimed at generating  30,000 megawatts  by 2013.
Meanwhile,  two coal fired  of  650 megawatts each  at   Matarbari and Moheshkali  under Cox's Bazar district  are undergoing  and  planning  of   more  two mega projects of  20,000 MW capacity  in Moheskhali are under process.
Besides, a  mega coal   turbine power plant  having capacity of  1320 MWs  in Bashkhali upazila  under private sector is progressing  fast.
Beside these mega projects,  out of  Boalkhali, Anowara, Karnaphuli and  Patiya  under construction project,  three plants now  in door step of generation with capacity of 2000 Megawatts. On the other hand,  the  works of  LNG turbine 600 MW  plant at Raozan  and  the 150 MW capacity PP at Mirsarai Economic zone  are undergoing  funded by PDB & REB . Engr Prabir Sen  also apprised that  installation of  200 MW capacity   Solar Power Plants  at Raozan, Fatikchari, Kaptai  Rangunia   are under process  using  renewable engery  under public sector.
The Chief Engineer further said  PDB is  implementing all these  mega  power plants following the directives of the Prme Minister Sheikh Hasina  of or the better interest of the country. He said if these trend of  power generations are continued,  none will be left without power across the country and the country will attain sustainable development goal so desired by the present govt.
Engr. Prabir further told that power supply from 20 MW solar plant begins at Teknaf from 2018   and  7.5 MW solar plants  at Kaptai.
According to PDB and REB  sources, the total power consumers in  urban  and  rural areas of Chattogram is 10 lakh each . Besides, govt  has taken mega  plan for supplying power to Kutubdia island  upazila within this year. Engr. Prabir Se n further told that Matarbari in Moheskhali will be  turned into a Power Hub of the country   very shortly. He further informed that  a mega power project for Tk.2600 crores  has been undertaken a fresh   for  sustaining  the epoch making power supply in greater Chattogram  whereas the ongoing project of Tk.1400 crores  nearing    completion .

More News For this Category

CDA to handover responsibilities of flyovers to CCC

CDA to handover responsibilities of flyovers to CCC

Chattogram Bureau :The implementing organization of the flyovers in port city - Chattogram Development authority  has taken initiatives to handover the responsibilities of  repairs, renovation s and maintenance of

Information Minister attends  TV Journalists' Association installation ceremony

Information Minister attends TV Journalists' Association installation ceremony

Chattogram Bureau :Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said that there were many problems in the media. The present government is working to resolve the problem. The government is doing

Road communication with Bandarban restored

BSS, Bandarban :Road communication of Bandarban hill district with the rest of the country has been restored  yesterday after eight days of disruption due to flood.Flood situation in the

A view of traffic congestions in Chattogram Port  Road yesterday.

A view of traffic congestions in Chattogram Port Road yesterday.

.

 Percentage of pass lower than previous year

Percentage of pass lower than previous year

UNB, Chattogram : A  total of 62.19 percent students passed the HSC and equivalent examinations under Chattogram Education Board (CEB) which is 0.54 percent lower than that of the previous

Long gridlock on Port Road, claimed working groups

Chattogram Bureau :Traffic congestions in the port connecting road and airport road from  Customs circle  is a regular phenomenon  of the port city, which creates anxiety among the garments

1320 MW power plant at Mirsharai Economic Zone  soon

1320 MW power plant at Mirsharai Economic Zone soon

Chattogram Bureau :A Chinese origin industrial concern named Union Resources Engineering Co Ltd will build a 1320 Megawatt power plant at Mirsharai Economic Zone under Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpanagar 

Human Chain held at CU

CU Correspondent :Students of Chittagong University  formed a human chain supporting Prof ABM Faroque, who recently conducted two tests on milk samples of various companies.Students of different faculties and

Indu Nandan Dutt, Member of  Standing Committee of JASAD speaking  at a human chain demanding implementation of  mega project  organised by Chattogram Nagorik Udduk in front of Chattogram Press Club  yesterday.

Indu Nandan Dutt, Member of Standing Committee of JASAD speaking at a human chain demanding implementation of mega project organised by Chattogram Nagorik Udduk in front of Chattogram Press Club yesterday.

Worker killed in fire

UNB, Chattogram :A worker died after a fire broke out at Four Season Sonali hotel in Foy's Lake area at Khulshi on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Khokon