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NTPC prepares to start work on Bangladesh plants

NTPC may commence work on its 1,320 Mw thermal project in Bangladesh in the next six months.

 

“We might start work on the project in Khulna in the next 6 months,” the company’s Chairman and Managing Director Arup Roy Choudhury said.

NTPC would be setting up this project at Khulna in Bangladesh at an estimated investment of Rs 8,000 crore. NTPC would be executing this project in joint venture with the Bangladesh Power Development Board.

It would also execute another similar capacity project at Chittagong, a move aimed at mitigating the power shortages in the neighbouring nation. The coal-fired power plants are likely to be installed on a 50:50 equity basis to be run on imported coal and operated by NTPC. The project would be operational in four years from the date of commencement of construction.

“Sourcing the coal is there responsibility…They will have to import it,” Choudhury said.

NTPC will also provide training and development to human resources of BPDB for productivity enhancement and efficiency of their existing power stations.

 

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