Bangladesh aims to generate an additional 7,000MW of electricity by 2013 by setting up new power plants in the country, the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said.

“I know the countrymen are facing a crisis of electricity and the government is relentlessly working to generate more electricity to remove the public sufferings,” Hasina said in a public meeting.

The government has started setting up 30 power plants to generate 3,300MW of electricity and construction works on three power plants have already been completed.

The government also has plans to set up an additional ten power plants to be able to generate 4,000MW of electricity, according to The Daily Star.

The 50MW Daudkandi power plant in Titas Upazila, Comilla, Bangladesh worth $81m is expected to generate power by September 2011.