The Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has said additional 7,000MW of electricity will be generated by 2013 by setting up new power plants in the country.
She said that by addressing a public meeting at Titas upazila parishad field, organised by Comilla District (North) Awami League.
Earlier, the prime minister laid the foundation stone for 50MW Daudkandi peaking power plant in Titas upazila, Comilla.
The project, being implemented at a cost of nearly Tk 575 crore, and is expected to be ready for power generation by September next year
The prime minister said every year the generation of electricity would be increasing and there would not be crisis of electricity in future.
The present government started setting up some 30 power plants and already construction works on three power plants had been completed.
Apart from the 30 power plants, Hasina said the government planned to set up 10 more power plants and the work orders for these plants would be given soon.
She also mentioned that 3,300MW of electricity would be generated from the 30 power plants while 4,000 MW would be generated from the 10 new big power plants.
Hasina criticized the previous BNP-Jamaat government for not implementing the project undertaken by the Awami League government during its previous tenure in 1996 to set up a power plant at Daudkandi. (Based on UNB)