Dhaka, Oct 25 (UNB) - The power distribution system in greater Mymensingh region is expected to see a marked improvement by the end of 2021 as a major move is underway to install a number of new substations, upgrade the existing ones and also expand some of their capacities.
According to official sources at the Power Division, some Tk 1,575.46 crore will be spent to implement the projects undertaken by the state-owned Power Development Board (BPDB), which controls the distribution system of the region.
They said the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council approved the project titled: “Power Distribution System Development Project, Mymensingh Zone” on November 28, 2017.
Once implemented, the officials said, the project will have a major effect to improve the overall distribution systems in the region enabling the consumers in Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sherpur, Netrakona, Kishereganj and Tangail to experience a better power supply system.
They said the BPDB recently selected a local firm through a tender process for the installation of three new substations, upgrading five substations and capacity extension of 4 bays as part of the project which was divided into 62 ‘packages’.
They said about Tk 77 crore will be spent on installing the three substations, upgrading the five substations and extending the capacity of four bays.
Each of the proposed substations under the project is of 33/11 capacity.
Gradually, they said, a tender will be floated to implement other parts of the projects to be implemented by 2021.
They said the 62 'packages' include the construction of 24 substations each having 33/11 kV capacity, upgrading 15 substations each of them having the same capacity, and the expansion of eight bays.