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32 MW solar grid plant to be constructed in Sunamganj

The largest ever solar grid power plant of the country is going to be constructed in Dharmapasha of Sunamganj.

Korea-Bangladesh Consortium will construct the 32 MW power plants under the Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special Provision) (Amendment) Act-2015 without going through any tender process.

On Monday, Power Development Board (PDB) and the Korea-Bangladesh Consortium signed a deal for the consortium. As per the deal, PDB will buy electricity from the consortium at Tk 13.60 (17 cent) per unit.

As per the deal, the project work has to be completed within 18 months. The deal will be valid for the next 20 years.

PDB acting company secretary Mazharul Haque and Yang Lee, the chairman of the consortium signed on behalf of their respective organisations.

The consortium which comprises of Korea based Edison Solitec Co and Bangladesh based Haor Bangla Korean Green Energy will build, own and operate (BOO) the plant.

The consortium will construct 35 long 132 KV transmission line up to the Netrokona National grid point on its own expense.

Speaking as the chief guest during the signing ceremony, Nasrul Hamid, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources said that this plant will play significant role for the development of the Haor area.

Monowar Islam, Secretary of Power Division said that as per the power development master plan, several attempts are being made for fuel diversification. By 2020, we will try to get 2000 MW from the renewable energy sources, he said.

Shamsul Hasan Mia, Chairman of PDB presided over the occasion.

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