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40000MW of electricity by 2030: Nasrul

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State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Thursday said programmes are underway to generate 40000 megawatt of electricity by 2030 and 60,000 megawatts by 2041.
"Programmes are being implemented through intensive supervision to increase 40000 megawatt power generation by 2030 and 60000 megawatt by 2041 under the power generation master plan," he said.
The minister said this while responding to a query made by Jatiya Party lawmaker Syed Abu Hossen of Dhaka-4 at the question-answer session which was tabled at the Jatiya Sangsad here with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. 

At present, the country's total power generation capacity is 27,361 megawatts, including captive and renewable energy sources, Hamid said, adding, "A maximum 15648 megawatt electricity was generated on April 19, 2023, while the country's power generation capacity was 4,942 megawatt or real production was around 3,268 megawatt when the present government assumed power in 2008."
To develop the power situation, he said the government has taken immediate, short, medium and long-term planning, which plans are being implemented through intensive supervision.
The government has even taken a good number of initiatives, including accepting the power sector as the most prioritized sector, formulating immediate, short, medium and long-term planning for power generation, enactment of power act 2018, enactment of quick supply of electricity and energy (special provision ) act 2010, fuel diversification for power generation, ensuring primary fuel for power generation, ensuring necessary finance for power sector under the ADP and timely implementation of the power projects through intensive supervision.

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