Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday inaugurates Payra Power Plant Rehabilitation Project at Kolapara in Patuakhali on Saturday. Photo: PMO

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday inaugurated Payra Power Plant Rehabilitation Project at Kolapara in Patuakhali this afternoon and visited the power plant, reports BSS.
The premier opened the scheme named Swapner Thikana at a function on the power plant premises.
She also visited newly constructed houses for the people affected in project area and handed over keys and registration papers to the rehabilitated families.
She also released fish fries into the ponds of the centre and planted a sapling.
Earlier, she visited Payra Thermal Power Plant Project where Power Division Secretary Ahmed Kaikaus and the project director briefed her on different aspects of the plant.
She also briefly addressed a gathering of workers and said that the power plant will bring about a revolutionary change in the life and livelihood of the people of the southern region. “The power plant will open the door for a beautiful life of the people of the region,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina thanked all concerned for working round-the-clock to complete the project.
Highlighting the government’s steps for generating electricity in the country, the prime minister said the government has been able to produce 20,000 MW electricity over the last 10 years.
Ministers, parliament members, PM’s advisers, local AL leaders and high civil and military officials were present.
The state-run North-West Power Generation Company Ltd and Chinese CMC Company are jointly constructing the ultra supercritical power plant.
According to officials, the present capacity of the plant is 1497 MW, while the future plan is to produce 6130 MW. The authorities have set a target to generate 10,000 MW by 2025 through the plant.