In order to strengthening Dhaka-Chattrogram main grid, the government is going to establish a 214-kilometre 400KV double circuit transmission line, the biggest-ever transmission line in the history of Bangladesh.
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd (PGCB) is going to implement the project. A part of the grid between Meghnaghat and Modunaghat is being implemented at a cost of Tk 1,734 crore.
Development partner JICA, the government of Bangladesh and PGCB are jointly financing the project.
India’s KEC-K has been appointed turnkey contractor for implementing the project. An agreement to this effect was signed at the office of PGCB in Dhaka on Thursday.
PGCB’s Secretary Md Ashraf Hossain and KEC’s Country Head Kuldeep Kumar Sinha signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides.
The project work would be completed with the next 34 months and would be handed over to PGCB. PGCB’s Managing Director Masum Al-Beruni and Executive Director Md Emdadul Islam were present.