Rapid energy supply: Cabinet approves 5-year extension of special provision

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Representative image. Photo: UNB

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Representative image. Photo: UNB

Cabinet today approved a proposal to extend the Rapidly Improving Electricity and Energy Supply (Special Provision) Act 2010 for a further five years until 2026.

The approval came from the virtual cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The PM joined the meeting from her official residence Gono Bhaban. Other cabinet members were connected from the Secretariat.

“Since the mandate of the existing law will expire in 2021, the bill has been proposed to extend it for five years until 2026,” Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam told reporters in a briefing after the meeting.

Photo courtesy: PID

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Photo courtesy: PID

He said the cabinet had given final approval to the 2021 Rapidly Improving Electricity and Energy Supply (Special Provision) (Amendment) Bill to ensure an uninterrupted supply of electricity and energy. with the aim of making Bangladesh an upper intermediate country. income country by 2030 and a developed country by 2041.

The mandate of the special provision, enacted in 2010, has been extended several times in the past, he said.

“But no changes other than an extension of time have been made to the proposed law,” the cabinet secretary said.


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