About 87 percent people are satisfied with the current power supply situation of the country and 11 percent of them even said that, they’re ‘very satisfied’ while rest of the people which is 13 percent are not satisfied at all.
The information was revealed by a survey conducted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council (EPRC) has cooperated with the survey. The BBS survey findings were released at a press briefing held at the Bidyut Bhaban of the capital on Monday.
The satisfaction level of the users varies with different seasons. As an instance, users tend to be more satisfied with the power supply situation in the winter than the summer, said the survey related sources.
The survey was conducted in the month of February 2016 and October 2017. The entire survey was done over the mobile phone.
According to the survey, 78 percent of the people have confidence in the power system development plan of the power division and rest of the people do not have any confidence in this plan.
Among others, Prime Minister’s Energy and Mineral Resources Adviser Dr. Tawfiq e Elahi Chowdhury, Bir Bikram, State Minister for Power, Nasrul Hamid, EPRC Chairman Shahin Ahmed Chowdhury, BREB Chairman Major General (Retd) Moinuddin, PDB Chairman Engineer Khaled Mahmud were also present at the press conference. Power secretary Ahmad Kaikaus presided over the program.
According to the survey results, 27 percent inhabitants of the city corporation areas use electricity for cooking purposes and it is 12 percent in the case of villagers.
Dr. Tawfiq e Elahi Chowdhury said that, only 45 percent people of the country had access to electricity in 2009. Now 90 percent people of the country have access to electricity. There might be questions about the quality of power supply in the country yet, giving access to electricity to such a scale is an achievement for the country. Quality power supply will also be ensured in step by step.