Subid Ali backs govt decision on quick rental power plant


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Parliamentary standing committee chairman on Power and Energy Ministry Maj Gen (retd) M Subid Ali Bhuiyan said Saturday that government did not have any alternative but to go for quick rental power plant as people want solution to the prevailing electricity crisis immediately.

“People gave their mandate in favour this government to solve the power crisis. Though they are calm today, I am sure they won’t tolerate it after five or six months. That’s why we moved for quick rental power plant to ease people’s sufferings,” he said.

He was addressing a discussion on “Exploring the possibility of the use of solar power in high-rise buildings to encounter power crisis: Possibilities and Importance” as chief guest, reports UNB.

Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh (CDRB) organised the discussion at the city’s CIRDAP auditorium.

CDRB Chairman Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley presided over the discussion.

Prominent scholars and experts from government, semi-government, autonomous bodies and non-government organisations (NGOs) on power and energy were present.

Subid Ali binned all criticism raised by different quarters, including opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia, and justified the government’s move for quick rental power plant.

“We do not want to keep any project pending… generation of 1000-1200 megawatt of electricity through quick rental power plants will address the power crisis to some extent,” he added.

The parliamentary body chairman said the government’s success and failure solely depended on how successfully it could address the electricity crisis. “So, the government has decided to give top priority to the power sector in the coming budget realising the necessity.”

Mentioning the government’s long-term plan to solve the electricity crisis, he said: “We have to go for renewable energy, especially solar power, gradually as our resources are limited.”

Mr Ali admitted that the industrial production had sharply declined due to the shortage of electricity and said the government was trying its best to solve the power crisis.


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