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‘Bangabandhu contributed to power sector development’

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Father of the nation Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujibur Rahman contributed to electrification and industrialisation of the country through developing Ashuganj, Ghorashal and Shidhhirganj as power hubs, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MPEMR) Nasrul Hamid.

He said, state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) also started its journey with only around 500 megawatt (MW) after independence and contributed to increasing the country’s overall electricity generation to around 25,235 MW.

Currently, the power sector is the leading developing sector of the country under the leadership of the daughter of Bangabandhu the incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Nasrul said these on Sunday while addressing a discussion organised by the Bangabandhu Prokoushol Porishod (BPP) of the BPDB in observation of the national mourning day.

Bangabandhu also encouraged engineers for the nation’s development and arranged training for engineers at home and abroad for their professional development, said Mr Hamid.

Former vice chancellor of Dhaka University professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, BPDB Chairman Belayet Hossain, Power Cell Director General Mohammed Hossain, and BPP Central President Dr Habibur Rahman also spoke on the occasion chaired by President BPP, BPDB Ashutosh Roi.

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