The work of 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-based power plants project has begun in Londa Mouza of Dhankhali under Kalapara Upazila Patuakhali.

The project to construct electricity plant is being implemented by the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) and Rural Power Company Limited-Norinco International Power Limited (RNPL).

A press conference was organized on October 05 at Kalapara Press Club to brief about the power plant.

Executive Engineer Md. Iqubal Karim of RPCL-Norinco International Power Limited (RNPL) spoke at the press conference. Journalist Talukder A.H.M Nurul Momen (Talukder Rume) of RPCL-Norinco International Power Limited Press Consultant and Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board Press Consultant and Deputy Manager Md. Khairul Islam of RPCL-Norinco International Power Limited (RNPL) were also present at the time.

Md. Iqubal Karim said that there has been taken initiative to acquire 915 acre land in Dhankhali union Londa, Dhankhali and Nishanbaria Mouza.

According to his, 184 acres of land have already been acquired by the Patuakhali district administration. More 100 acres of land is in preparation to make understood.

In that electricity center, 25 acre-land modern village will be constructe for the people who lost their land. Five-room residence will be constructed for the people. 350 people, who loss the land, will be given one residence for each. Veranda and kitchen room will be in the residences. About 35 lac taka will be spent to construct every residence. Within the next year in between March-April, the residence will be transferred.

In addition, in the project community center, mosque, school, stores and play ground will be constructed there. For the people, 30 feet and 12 feet width road will be constructed there.

Md. Iqubal Karim said that three paisa will be kept from the income of every electricity unit. For the development of project area the money will be spent. Electricity center will be constructed in the system of ultra super metric ton. Environment will not be impacted negatively of its any ashes as 275-meter height tower will be constructed there.

Moreover ash pond will be constructed. 99 percent fly ash will be controlled through fly ash boiler tube. After the purification of the ashes those will be preserved in a particular place. The ash will be used for making cement in the cement factory. So the ash cannot go outside, the control system will be constructed there. In addition specific heat measured water will be cold through affluent treatment plant.

Talukder A.H.M Nurul Momen (Talukder Rume) of RPCL-Norinco International Power Limited Press Consultant and Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board Press Consultant said that that the coal will be imported from Indonesia, Australia and South Africa for electricity center.

This is a governmental organization jointly owned by the Bangladesh and China government. The most advanced technology of the world will used in the center.

Within the December, 2022 the ultra super critical technology electricity center will begin production. The produced electricity will be supplied in the national connection line.

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