the government had taken initiatives to set up coal-based power plants as adequate supply of gas could not be ensured .pre-qualification tenders would also be invited in July for setting up four coal-based power plants in Chittagong, Mongla (Bagerhat), Meghnaghat (Narayanganj) and Jajira, each having 500 mw generation capacity.
The government is inviting pre-qualification tenders by February-end for installing four duel-fuel power plants, which will generate a total of 800-megawatt electricity,.
The four power plants The plants are Bhola phase-II (150 mw), Bibiyana phase-II (450 mw), Savar (100 mw) and Kaliakoir (100 mwPower Secretary Abul Kalam Azad announced it at a press briefing at the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources on Thursday.
The briefing was arranged to inform reporters about the recently held Bangladesh Investment Conference and road shows in Singapore, New York and London.
Azad announced that a pre-qualification international tender would also be floated in July next to set up four coal-based power plant in the country.
This power plant will be set up in Chittagong, Mongla, Meghna Ghaty and Jazira.
Speaking at the briefing, Prime Minister’s energy adviser Toufiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury informed .Referring to government’s plan to import liquefied natural gas (LNG), he said a team of experts would visit Bangladesh next month to see the feasibility of building an LNG terminal, which is needed before importing LNG.
“We are hoping to strike a deal on LNG import with the experts,” Elahi said.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Brig (Rtd) Md. Enamul Haque, Power Development Board (PDB) and Petrobangla chairmen and other officials were present at the briefing
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