The government will build a 150 megawatt (MW) dedicated power plant for Mirsarai Economic Zone to supply electricity to the industrial units to be set up there.
BR Powergen Ltd, a joint venture (JV) of the two state-owned power companies - Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and Rural Power Company Ltd (RPCL), will build the power plant at Economic Zone.
BR Powergen Ltd inked an engineering, procuring and construction agreement (EPC) with Chinese firm Sinohydro Corporation Ltd at Biduyt Bhaban in the city on February 5, 2018 to implement the power plant project.
Md Abdus Sabur, managing director of BR Powergen Ltd and Zhao Qiming, Managing Director of Sinohydro Corporation Ltd signed the agreement on behalf of their organization.
Sinohydro will install the power plant as the EPC contractor within the next 15 months at a contract value of US$107 million (Tk 8.90 billion).
The deal signing ceremony was also addressed by Power Division secretary Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus, Executive Member (Planning and Development) of Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) M Emdadul Haque, BPDB chairman Khaled Mahmood, Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) chairman Major General (retd) Moin Uddin and BR Powergen Ltd managing director Md Abdus Sabur.