Bangladesh to get 5,000MW from nuclear by 2030
To augment electricity production, Bangladesh will produce 5,000 megawatts of electricity from nuclear energy by 2030.
This was announced by Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith to the parliament while presenting the budget for the fiscal year to June 2013. Bangladesh will allocate 5.0 percent of its total expenditure for power and energy, the minister said.
He added that to meet the growing demand for power, Bangladesh will also import 250 MW from India by 2013. It is also considering importing from Myanmar, Nepal and Bhutan.
Muhith said steps had been taken to construct coal-based power plants with a capacity to produce 2,938 MW electricity, under joint-venture investments, by 2016.
The demand for electricity in the country now stands at 7,518 MW while it produces 6,066 MW, leaving 1,452 MW shortages a day.