“If everyone agrees to pay the purchase price, there will be no shortage in gas and electricity supply,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said at the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed building of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) at Agargaon in the capital on 05 February.
The Prime Minister said, “The electricity we provide costs 12 taka per kilowatt to produce it. There we are taking only 6 taka.
Mentioning that the government is subsidizing agriculture, food production, and common people, the Prime Minister asked, “how much more subsidy can be given in the gas-electricity sector? And in this case, why to give subsidies?”
Highlighting the development program of the government, Sheikh Hasina said to the businessmen, “I withdrew the tax that was on the generator as well as small power plants and factories. I also made arrangements so that you can also produce 10 to 30 megawatts of electricity. So that you can produce and use yourself, and give to others.”
She also said, “We are trying to ensure that business and trade run well and investments come in. We have been able to provide 100% electricity. Our goal was to deliver electricity to every home, and we have delivered it. We wanted to develop Bangladesh by 2021. We have been able to do that very successfully.”
Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman presided over the ceremony, while BIDA Executive Chairman Lokman Hossain Miah, Prime Minister’s Chief Secretary Md. Tofazzal Hossain Miah and others were present.