Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will not raise the price of gas and electricity for at least one year if they are voted to power in the coming election. They will also form a task force to investigate the reasons for high costs involving quick rental power projects.
BNP has unveiled the party’s manifesto for the upcoming national election and promised many things for the betterment of the energy and power sector along with other major sectors. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir declared the manifesto at Gulshan’s Lakeshore Hotel on December 18, 2018.
According to the manifesto BNP vowed to upgrade and repair all the inefficient and old power plants. They will also eventually lessen the country’s prevailing dependency on local gas and furnace oil. They will provide a permanent solution to the power crisis. The party also vowed to lessen carbon-emission and promised to install environment-friendly power plants in the country in the future.
According to the manifesto, BNP will promote renewable energy usage by utilizing solar energy, air, geothermal, sea-wave, biogas, waste and etc.
The party also promised that, they will not halt any ongoing projects instead they will investigate if there is any corruption in the projects. However, they will also rethink and re-evaluate the projects that were taken into consideration in the last years of the current government.