Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd
Power distribution entities urged to introduce one-stop service
State minister for Power, Energy and Mineral resources Nasrul Hamid has urged power distribution companies to introduce a one- stop service centre where consumers can receive all kinds of services. “One- stop service centre can reduce customers’ harassment if services like connection, post-connection service, information service and bill payments are available there,” he said while laying foundation stone for “Dhanmondi Twin Tower”, a 15-story commercial complex of Dhaka Power distribution Company Ltd (DPDC), at Paribagh in the city. With DPDC Managing Director Chinese Bikash Dewan in the chair, the function was also addressed by Power Secretary Habbur Rahman, Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Li Jiming and TBEA Vice President Jackie Chen Dong. DPDC will build the multistoried complex on 7.32 acres of land to house its offices along with residential apartments and a shopping mall. Some 50 percent of the area will have open space while the 15-story Twin Tower, having a three levels basement, commercial space, digital museum, banquet hall, Cineplex, café and food court, said a DPDC press release. It mentioned that the complex is being built as part of a Chinese funded project titled: Expansion and Strengthening of Power System Network under DPDC area for which TBEA Company Ltd, a Chinese contractor, was appointed to do the job. The project includes construction a total of 14 sub-stations of each having 132/33 kV capacity, 26 sub-stations of each having 33/11 kV, Scada Automation System, modern machnised warehouse, underground cablings of 653 km of 132 kV, and 700 km of 33 kV, 670 km of 11 kV distribution lines, 2515 km overhead line of 11 kV, 2000 km of overhead lines of 0.4 kV, underground cabling of 105 km overhead lines in Dhanmondi and construction of modern sub-station-cum office/commercial/high-rise residential building. The State Minister said the new Twin Tower complex will play a role to increase the income of DPDC.
Dhaka’s overhead power cables finally to go underground
Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) has finally completed its design and plan to implement its proposed underground cabling project to make the city free from overhead power cables.Under the project, 190 kms of overhead electricity cables, an eyesore in the city, will be taken underground, DPDC officials said.Of these, about 115 kms are of 11 kV overhead lines, and 75 kms are 0.4 kV lines, they said adding that all kinds of overhead electric cables will go underground and no cable will remain visible in a particular part of Dhanmondi area that includes Satmasjid Road, Mirpur Road, City College and Greenherald School area. Read No load shedding in DPDC area this summer: Bikash Dewan“Now, we’re hopeful of starting ground breaking the project by September-October this year,” Managing Director of the DPDC Bikash Dewan told UNB.“Already, some of the equipment reached the country and some are on the way,” he said adding that pole-mounted transformers will be replaced with box-type transformers under the project under the project.
No load shedding in DPDC area this summer: Bikash Dewan
Dhaka residents under Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) will not experience any load shedding this summer.
CAB serves legal notice on 8 entities including Power Division
Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) has issued a legal notice to eight entities including Power Division asking them to stop collecting illegal arrear electricity bills from consumers from March to May.
DPDC faces delay in project implementation as Chinese engineers yet to return to works
Although six months have elapsed after coronavirus struck in China, still Chinese engineers and workers could not return to Bangladesh from their homeland causing excessive delay in a top priority project of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC).
4 DPDC officials suspended over inflated electricity bills
Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) has suspended four of its officials after they were found to be involved in bill inflating activities in a primary investigation.
DPDC to complete probe into inflated bills
Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) will complete its departmental investigation by Tuesday into issuing inflated electricity bills to a large number of consumers.
Nor’wester disrupts power supply in capital
The electricity supply in Dhaka city was disrupted for a while on Thursday due to the season’s first nor'wester accompanied by light shower.
Increase use of technology, Nasrul to DPDC officials
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Sunday directed the officials of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) to increase the use of technology to ensure customers’ satisfaction.
Coronavirus Fallout: Underground cabling project faces delay
A pilot project to take overhead cables underground in Dhanmondi area of the capital faces delay due to the outbreak of deadly coronavirus in China.