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Dhaka Saturday,  Mar 23, 2019

Project to import 500MW power from Tripura gets Ecnec nod

EB Desk

The government on Tuesday approved installation of a high-voltage back-to-back sub-station at Cumilla for importing 500MW power from India’s Tripura.

Presided over by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) approved a total of 13 new projects at an estimated cost of Tk 95.18 billion at its meeting in the city.

After the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told reporters that the Ecnec approved the Installation of high-voltage back-to-back sub-station at Cumilla North in Bangladesh for importing power from Surjomoninagar (Tripura, India) at a cost of Tk 13.42 billion.

Out of the total cost for the 13 development projects, Tk 68.54 billion will come from the national exchequer while Tk 25.92 billion from external sources as project assistance and the remaining Tk 715.9 million from the agencies’ own fund, the minister added.

The Ecnec meeting also approved the Identification System for Enhancing Access to Services at Tk 18.83 billion.

The project has been taken to provide smart national identity cards to all voters across the country.


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