Govt gives top priority to produce electricity: Mosharraf
FARIDPUR : Electricity is the most important ingredient for any development work in this modern age while the present government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given top priority on electricity production.
LGRD & Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khondoker Mosharraf Hossain said this here on Saturday when he was inaugurating a newly constructed electric distribution line of Palli Biddyut Samity(PBS) at Patpasha village of Aliabad Union under Faridpur Sadar Upazila.
Of the total 399 connections covering 6.045 kilometers will provide 391 domestic, 3 commercial, 2 cottage industries and one for irrigation purpose.
Mosharraf also disclosed that when Awami League was voted to power in 2009 only 3000 MW of electricity was produced in the country which has now reached to almost 15000 MW either from own source or through importing from the neighboring country. More production of power is in the pipeline, he added.
Addressing a huge public meeting at the switch on venue Mosharraf said that for the sake of the continuation of present pace of development and progress people should support Awami League again in the next national election to be held in 2019.
The meeting chaired by Aliabad UP chairman Golam Omar Faruk was also addressed among others by Sadar upazilla chairman Kh. Mohtesham Hossain Babor, General Manager of PBS Ramshankar Roy and local Awami League leaders.