2,600MW power plant being built with Indian help
A 2,600-megawatt coal-fired power plant is being built with India's assistance in Rampal upazila to reduce nagging power crisis in the country.
Bangladesh and India signed an agreement to build the country's biggest-ever power plant in Bagerhat district under a joint venture initiative.
Bangladesh's Power Development Board (PDB) and India's state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) are designated to implement the project by 2016.
Ministry of Land already gave nod to acquire land at Sapmari-Katakhali and Koigordaskathi area in Rampal to develop land for implementing the project.
Mohammad Akram Hossain, deputy commissioner of Bagerhat, said 1,834 acres of land were acquired at Sapmari Katakhali-Koigardaskathi area in the first phase of land acquisition.
Notices have been served to land owners for the second phase of land acquisition.
Project Director Engineer Mohammad Abul Kashem said the power plant would be built in three phases.
In the first phase, the land will be filled with soil and developed for setting up construction materials and building infrastructure.
In the second phase, structures will be built on the land and in the third machines will be stalled.
An 18-member delegation of Bangladesh will visit the power plant area today.
Source: The Daily Star