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Expatriate Bangladeshis are scattered across the world in search of changing their future.

Bangladesh is progressing through a phase of development where automation is the key to its economy and business. As the country continues to industrialize the importance of power generation and electricity supply becomes a key government priority. Currently 47% of the total population of Bangladesh is enjoying the electric facilities. As of April 2010, the total numbers of transmission and distribution lines are recorded to 8,359 km and 266,460 km respectively. However, 53,281 villages have been electrified so far. In Bangladesh per capita generation is 220 KW hr which is comparatively lower than other developed countries in the world.

Recent status (as of June, 2010)

Installed capacity 6,033 MW
Derated generation capacity 5,480 MW
Generation 3,900-4,300 MW
Maximum generation 4,606 MW
Peak demand 5,800 MW
Access to electricity 47%
Per capita generation 220 KW hr

Currently, Public and private sector produces 63% and 37% of electricity respectively. As we know, Electricity is a key ingredient for the socio-economic development of the country, whereas our country Bangladesh is lacking of such ingredients. Thus, the government has given top priority to development of the sector considering its importance in the overall development of the country. The government has set the goal of providing electricity to all citizens by 2021.

As the power sector is a capital-intensive industry, huge investments are required in order to generate addition to the capacity. Competing demands on the government resources and declining levels of external assistance from multilateral and bilateral donor agencies constrained the potential for public investment in the power sector. Recognizing these trends, the government of Bangladesh amended its industrial policies to enable private investment in the power sector.

The government is strongly committed to attract private investment for installing new power generation capacity on build-own-operate basis.