The Prime Minister stressed the need to consider the environment while undertaking development projects at an inauguration programme of 5 power plants with electricity generation capacity of 879 MW.
The 5 new power plants are Bibiyana-III 400MW Combined Cycle Power Plant in Habiganj, Zulda, Chittagong 100MW Power Plant Unit-2, Meghnaghat 104MW Power Plant in Narayanganj, Modhumoti 100MW Power Plant in Bagerhat and upgradation of Sylhet 150MW Power Plant to 225MW Combined Cycle Power Plant in Sylhet.
The Prime Minister stated that the government is providing electricity offering subsidies at a price lower than the production costs. She also stressed the need to install transmission lines to increase production to meet demand.
She further stated that the progress of development slowed due to the pandemic.