The government is set to build some 49 new power plants which will add 13,771 megawatt (MW) electricity to the national grid in between 1018 and 1024.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid made the statement during the Parliament session today.
He said: "The tender process is underway for constructing 30 power plants with 5,092 MW electricity generation capacity while a plan to construct 19 power plants is under the government's consideration."
He further said activities for importing 2,336 MW power on regional cooperation basis from three locations in India from 2018 to 2022 are underway.
The state minister said on an average power production cost in private and public level at Taka 5.70 per unit, which the average bulk selling tariff of electricity at Taka 4.84 per unit.