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Bangladesh eyes 10 projects to add 15,000MW capacity by 2030

About 4,000MW is expected to come from nuclear power plants.

The government of Bangladesh eyes the implementation of 10 projects with 15,000MW capacity by 2030 as part of its Power System Master Plan (PSMP) in 2016.

Mohammad Hossain, director general of Power Cell, said the government has already initiated a move to implement the plan as per its vision to raise electricity production to 40,000MW by 2030 and 60,000MW by 2041.

Power Cell, a technical wing of Bangladesh’s Power Division, has been entrusted with the responsibility to prepare the PSMP and other power-related plans to ensure coordination amongst power sector entities.

About 11,000MW of the additional capacity is expected to come from the Power and Energy Ministry. Three of the nine planned projects have already been started.

Meanwhile, 4,000MW is expected to come from the Ministry of Science and Technology’s nuclear power plants.

Seven other projects are now at different stages of implementation, however, physical work could not be started due to the non-settlement of funding and other technical issues.

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