Record 12,057MW power generation

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 23:17, Apr 24, 2019 | Updated : 23:20, Apr 24, 2019

File photoBangladesh has touched a new high in electricity generation.

The power plants produced 12,057-megawatt electricity on Wednesday (Apr 24) – a new record, according to the Power Development Board.

“It was the highest power generation in the country’s history,” PDB spokesperson Saiful Hasan Chowdhury told Bangla Tribune.

There was no power cut in the day of record production, Saiful claimed.

The number of power plants increased to 108 from 27 when the ruling Awami League government came into power in 2009.

More plants hiked Bangladesh’s power generation capacity to 20,000MW from 3,000MW, according to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.