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Sunday, July 04, 2010

8 Mini hydro-electricity projects in Chittagong and CHT Region soon

Courtesy: Prothom Alo, Dhaka (Alokita Chattagram), July 4, 2010

PDB (Power Development Board)responsible for power management in Bangladesh has completed its 2-month long study in November to generate hydro-electricity in the CHT region and Chittagong district. The study report was submitted to the govt on 9th November 2009 and is now under high level consideration. The head of the government showed interest on the hydro-power generation and thus the study was carried out, the newspaper report claims.

The study report recommends 8 places for power generation (Mirsarai, Mahamaya, and Bamerchara of Banskhali in Chittagong district and Mitingachara, Sapchari, Barkal and Monjoypara in Rangamati Hill District and also at two places in Bandarban Hill District.) Each mini project shall produce 10-50 kw electricity. The report says that the serious power shortage in the country has encouraged the government to go for hydro-power generation.

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