Moin Uddin re-appointed BREB chairman
Major General (retired) Moin Uddin has been re-appointed chairman of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) for the next three years on a contractual basis days after his retirement. The Public Administration Ministry has issued a circular in this regard on January 10, 2018. Moin, who went on retirement on December 31, 2017, after nearly seven years of his job as the chairman of the electrification board and played a dynamic and effective role in extending the board`s client base to over 21 million from 7.4 million. At the same time, under his tenure BREB managed to cut down system loss to 09.59 per cent from 16.64 per cent, while the number of power beneficiaries rose to 77 per cent from 36 per cent. Moin was born in 1961 in Feni district. After completion of BSc engineering degree (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from BUET, he joined the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Bangladesh Army and got commission as Lieutenant on February 09, 1983. He also did his MSc engineering degree (Electrical and Electronics - Power) from BUET. Major General Moin Uddin has joined Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board as chairman on 24 October 2011.
DPDC pre-paid consumers to get recharge from Grameen Phone
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.