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India's electricity import expansion again

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India's electricity import expansion again

The government has taken a decision to increase the import bill of 250 MW from the open market in the country.

Even before this, the validity of this power amd has been increased three times in six months. This has been proposed to increase for six months.The cost of the electricity will be around Tk 616 crores in six months for the power purchase, including the transmission charge of five rupees 9859 paise per kilowatt / hour.Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources sources said the proposal to increase the expansion in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement will be presided over by Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith in the Secretariat.According to sources, the decision was taken to purchase this power through the Indian company PTC India Limited to meet the country's demand. The expiry of the existing contract signed with PTC in the last three years ended 31 July 2016.Power Secretary said. Ahmed Qaykawas signed a proposal that after the expiry of the contract, after the approval of PTC India Limited, the term of the agreement was increased three times in six months to the government's approval. Whose term has expired on January 31.It has also been suggested that the revised PPA expires on November 7, 11 months to 31 December, 2016, to keep the electricity import bill of PTC India Limited expiring on January 31, 2018. In order to continue import of electricity from India, the Bangladesh Power Development Board has taken a policy decision to extend the import of 250 megawatt of power to six months.

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