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Move to set up 800 MW power plant in Khulna

April 21, 2018 00:00:00

The government has taken a move to set up an 800 MW combined cycle power plant on the abandoned land of Khulna Newsprint Mills Limited to meet the growing demand for power in the country.

"The Power Division has already prepared a draft project titled 'Construction of Roopsa 800 MW combined cycle power plant' and sent it to the Planning Commission for its consideration," a senior official told BSS.

He said the North West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) under the Power Division has been assigned to implement the project by June 2022 at a cost of Tk 88.16 billion.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) are expected to provide Tk 62.38 billion as project assistance while the remaining amount will come from the state exchequer, said the official of the Planning Commission.

The Pre-Evaluation Com-mittee meeting on the project has already been held where the Planning Commission suggested restructuring the cost of some components of the project.

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