DPDC aims uninterrupted power in Dhaka by 2022

Shanchita Shitu
Published : 02:00, Jan 15, 2019 | Updated : 02:00, Jan 15, 2019

Photo shows logo of Dhaka Power Distribution CompanyThe government wants to bring the residents of Dhaka under uninterrupted power facility and in this regard, the Dhaka Power Distribution Company, DPDC, has taken up a big project.
DPDC’s MD, Bikash Dewan, has said, “If the project is implemented then the residents of Dhaka will come under uninterrupted power supply till 2030. The project has been sent to the planning commission with an implementation time set between 2019 and 2022. The power division says, “In the government’s last two tenures, production and supply of distribution have changed though uninterrupted power has not been made possible as yet.”
To provide steady power, an initiative has also been taken by Dhaka Electric Supply Company, DESCO.
DPDC sources say, a survey was carried out to pinpoint the uninterrupted supply of power until 2030 under the government’s Vision 2021 project.
To provide the power, a project worth Tk 19.57 billion was taken.
Of this, the government will provide Tk 18.82 billion while DPDC will give Tk 780 million.
DPDC director (operation) Harun Ur Rashid, says, “Through this project, the capacity of power distribution will rise and quality service will be guaranteed.”
The project will be implemented in Dhaka and Narayanganj.
Currently, the power demand under DPDC is 1531 megawatt with around 1.18 million clients. But due to new connections, the demand is rising by 12 per cent annually.