In the wake of countrywide power crisis, the Power Development Board (PDB) will strike a deal today (Monday) with the China-based Harbin Power Engineering Company (HPE) to set up a second unit of the 90 megawatt (MW) plant at Fenchuganj, Sylhet.
The project, Sylhet 90 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (second unit), will be implemented at a cost of US$ 84.58 million (Tk 5.2434 billion), reports UNB.
HPE will install the plant as a turn-key contractor of the PDB, while the Bangladesh government will provide the whole fund to implement the project. Officials at the power ministry said this would be the third power project going to be implemented during the present government.
Earlier, the present government signed a separate deal with another Chinese company, CMIC, to install a 250 MW coal-fired power plant at Barapukuria in Dinajpur and another deal with HPE to set up an 80-MW plant at Tongi near Dhaka.
The Tongi plant has been commissioned recently and the Barapukuria plant is expected to be commissioned in November next.