The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has called for power rationing for uninterrupted production as "factories are experiencing unusual production disruption due to load shedding."
FBCCI President Md Jashim Uddin made the call at the third meeting of its standing committee on power, energy and utilities in Dhaka Wednesday.
He also called for a short, medium and long-term roadmap for ensuring energy security.
FBCCI Vice-President MA Momen said Bangladesh is now more developed in the energy sector than before. He called upon all to work together to deal with the power crisis.
Abul Kasem Khan, director-in-charge of the FBCCI committee, called for an emphasis on coal-fired power generation.
"The energy sector will create huge employment in future. So, it needs more attention from the policymakers," Humayun Rashid, chairman of the committee and managing director of Energypac Power Generation, said.
FBCCI directors Bijoy Kumar Kejriwal and Md Naser also spoke at the meeting.