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Dhaka Monday,  Nov 20, 2017

CNG Stations To Remain Closed For Six Hours A day During Ramadan

BD NEWS

CNG filling stations across the country will remain closed for six hours every day during Ramadan.

The gas stations will not operate between 5pm and 11pm, State Minister for Energy Nasrul Hamid said on Thursday.

Speaking at a media briefing, he said the power situation will return to normal by Saturday.

The intolerable temperature and a long spell of power outage every day during the season’s third heatwave is at the centre of public complaints. The majority of towns are suffering frequent power cuts.

The government at an event at Hatirjheel last year celebrated the country’s capacity to generate 15,000 megawatts of power but demand still cannot be fully met.

The demand peaked to 9,700MW on Wednesday against a generation capacity for 8,648MW, according to the Power Development Board.

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