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State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Thursday said the underground lines would ensure uninterrupted power supply and reduce system loss, reports BSS.
“The underground power network will ensure uninterrupted power supply, reduce system loss, reduce client hassle and grow beauty of city,” he said this while speaking as the chief guest at a signing ceremony of feasibility study of replacement for existing overhead lines with underground distribution network in Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) Limited area
at the Mukti Hall of Bidyut Bhaban in the capital.
The state minister said the government will reach electricity to every house prior to the stipulated timeframe.
The government has undertaken initiatives to replace existing power distribution lines with underground following global modern cities as the government took steps for appointing an international standard consultancy firm to conduct feasibility study under DPDC area, he said.
Acting secretary of Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) Limited Hasnat Chowdhury and Principal Engineer Khandker Wahidul Islam on behalf of Energy Tron Australia signed the contract on behalf of their respective sides.
Among others, power secretary Dr Ahmed Kaikaus, DPDC chairman M Shafiqullah, Bangladesh Power Development Board chairman Engineer Khaled Mahmood, DPDC managing director Bikash Dewan and officials concerned were present.