'60,000 MW power needed to be developed'
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday said Bangladesh has been working to increase power generation as it needs 60,000 megawatt (MW) electricity to be a developed country by 2041.
"Currently the power generation capacity of the country has reached to 16,046 MW while the government is working relentlessly to reach the general capacity 24,000 MW by 2021 to be a middle income country, he said.
Hamid was addressing a session on "Power for Human Development" at the 'Rising Bangladesh' conference at Loeb House of Harvard University in Boston, the United State. International Sustainable Development Institute (ISDI) of Florida and Centre for International Development of Harvard Kennedy School and Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute of Harvard University jointly organized the conference.
Prime Minister's Economic Affairs Advisor Dr Mashiur Rahman, Principal Co-ordinator (SDG Affairs) to the Prime Minister's Office M Abul Kalam Azad, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Kazi M Aminul Islam and General Secretary of Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) Dr Jamaluddin Ahmed spoke on the occasion.