State-owned Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC) signed an agreement with mobile phone operator Grameen Phone (GP) for vending its pre-paid meter.
Company Secretary of DPDC Jayanta Kumar Sikder and Head of Financial Services of GP Rasheda Sultana signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations at DPDC conference room in Bidyut Bhaban in Dhaka on December 31, 2017.
DPDC consumers will be able to visit Grameen Phone authorised agent points with pre-paid meter smart card and recharge their smart card.
Power Division Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, Managing Director of DPDC Engineer Bikash Dewan and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of GP Mahmud Hossain were present at the signing ceremony.
Power Division secretary Ahmad Kaikaus said that the power division planned to offer the technological advantages for recharging cards for ensuring hassle-free use of prepaid electricity meters across the country.
DPDC Managing Director Bikash Dewan said that the service would offer more comfort to the prepaid electricity meter users as the GP service would run parallel to the DPDC’s current vending service.
Initially, the vending service at retail shops will be available for the prepaid electricity consumers living in Lalbagh and Azimpur areas in Dhaka city while the service will be available in a month in the entire distribution area of the DPDC.