800 MW power project awaiting approval in Khulna

Bangladesh, Khulna: The government of Bangladesh has decided to set up an 800 MW combined cycle power plant on the abandoned land of Khulna Newsprint Mills in order to meet the growing demand for power in the country.

According to the draft project proposal, the main project will also include installation of power transformers rated at 16/230 kV, 400 MVA, and 11/230 kV, 200 MVA, as well as the control system and some 29 kilometres of 230 kV power transmission line, reports The Independent.

The project will be supported with the funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR).

Bangladesh is targeting to increase the country’s electricity generation capacity to 24,000 MW by 2021.

Source: The Independent