December 3, 2023

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the countrymen will get electricity as her government would continue the power supply despite being compelled to show austerity in energy sector due to the global crisis for Russia-Ukraine war and Covid-19 pandemic.

“We have to be economical due to the war, sanctions and Coronavirus that contributed immensely to skyrocketing inflation and transportation cost. It doesn’t mean the countrymen won’t get electricity. They will get electricity, but all have to be economical,” she said.

The prime minister said this while inaugurating installation of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) at Unit-2 of the 2400MW Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP).

She joined virtually the opening ceremony at the RNPP in Ishwardi of Pabna from her official Ganabhaban residence here as the installation is perceived enabling Bangladesh to reach nearer to produce electricity from the nuclear power.

The premier said the people will have to be economical due to the present global situation despite illuminating every house with electricity.

“We had a target to provide electricity to all and kept the promise. We have reached power to every doorstep and have lit up the entire Bangladesh,” she said.

She also said everyone should realise that the world is a global village and one is dependent on others, adding the blow of global economic meltdown would definitely hit Bangladesh.

“Many developed countries are even suffering from the global crisis and are giving attention on showing austerity in every sector and we are following the same,” she said.

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