State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid has said a 1 MW capacity waste-to-energy power project will be implemented in Keraniganj upazila within the next 30 months to generate electricity from garbage.
He mentioned that if Keraniganj waste-to-energy project becomes successful, more projects will be undertaken to generate electricity from garbage in different upazilas across the country.
He made the announcement while inaugurating a 33/11 kV substation and multi-storied office building of Dhaka Palli Bidyut Samity-4 at Jheelmil-1 Housing Project in Keraniganj on October 13.
Rural Electrification Board (REB) has installed the substation through its Dhaka Palli Bidyut Samity-4.
The State Minister also laid the foundation of different substations with similar capacity at Jheelmil-2 project, Konakhola, Chargalgalia and Washpur.
Being an MP from Keraniganj, Nasrul Hamid noted that a master plan is being adopted to develop the suburb as a modern locality.
He said it will reduce population pressure on Dhaka city if all modern amenities are ensured for people of the Keraniganj upazila.
With senior general manager of Palli Bidyut Samity-4 Rabiul Islam in the chair, the function was also addressed by REB Chairman Major General Moin Uddin and Keraniganj upazila chairman Shahin Ahmed.