Bangladesh Gives Green Light for Power Plant

9 June 2010 (Last Updated June 9th, 2010 18:30)

Bangladesh has given the go ahead for a 360MW power plant project, officials have announced. Work on the power station worth about BDT42.15bn ($602.14m) will begin in July 2010 and is expected to be completed by September 2015, according to Xinhua, citing an anonymous source in the Bang

Bangladesh has given the go ahead for a 360MW power plant project, officials have announced.

Work on the power station worth about BDT42.15bn ($602.14m) will begin in July 2010 and is expected to be completed by September 2015, according to Xinhua, citing an anonymous source in the Bangladeshi Government.

The power station will comprise a 240MW single-unit gas turbine and a 120MW single-unit steam turbine.

The project will help Bangladesh reach its goal of generating 9,000MW of electricity by 2015. The country currently has a generation capacity of 4,000MW.