Three UP chairmen receive award for solar power usage

Published: August 10, 2018 14:59:01 | Updated: August 11, 2018 10:46:25

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Three union parishad (UP) chairmen have been awarded in Rangpur for their laudable contribution to power wastage prevention, fuel saving, alternative fuel use, renewable fuel and use of solar power in their respective areas.

The Rangpur sadar upazila administration awarded the three UP chairmen on behalf of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources at a function arranged at upazila parishad auditorium on Thursday afternoon.

Chairman of sadar upazila parishad Nasima Zaman Boby handed over crests and citations of the ministry to the award winners UP chairmen in the function as the chief guest.

With Acting Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Aminul Islam in the chair, Upazila Engineer Arefin Siddique, Upazila Project Implementation Officer (PIO) Abdul Matin and Upazila Academic Supervisor Aftab Ahmed attended the function as special guests.

The award winners UP Chairmen are: Aminur Rahman of Chandanpat union, Iqbal Hossain of Haridebpur union and Masud Rana of Saddyapuskorini union under sadar upazila.

PIO Aminul Islam said over 900 solar powered lights have been set up in these three unions during the last three fiscals in continuation of the ‘Power at every home’ programme, one of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s 10 special initiatives.

The solar power run lights were set up with assistance of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief under the Cash for Work (KABITA), Test Relief and Rural Infrastructure Maintenance programmes under auspices of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources.

“The solar power run lights have been set up at roadsides, hats, bazaars, hospitals, juncture of roads, educational institutions, mosques, temples and other religious institutions and important places of these unions,” he said.

The chief guest said more solar power run lights would be set up at many other points of these three unions during the current fiscal to further reduce pressure on electricity as implementation of the programme was in progress, reports BSS.

“The pressure on electricity and load-shedding has already reduced notably in these three unions as a result of setting up of the solar power run lights as an alternative power source,” she said.

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