State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid on Thuesday said the government was working to ensure electricity for all by December this year.
‘We will reach 100 per cent electricity coverage by December this year following the time-befitting directives of prime minister Sheikh Hasina,’ he said while inaugurating sub-stations at Goshairhat and Bhedorganj upazilas.
Speaking as the chief guest, Nasrul said works continued to supply electricity to the southwestern and southeastern parts of the country.
‘The power demand in this region will increase many more times after construction of the Padma Bridge,’ he said.
Later, the state minister joined a rally brought out by civil society members which highlighted the government’s various development programmes, particularly the activities of power and energy sectors.
The state minister said the government, under the dynamic leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, was working sincerely to make a golden Bengal which had been dreamt of by the nation’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Local lawmaker Nahim Razzak, district unit general secretary of the Awami League Anal Kumar Dey, additional police superintendent Al Mamun Sikder, Goshairhat upazlia chairman Syed Nasir Uddin, upazila nirbahi officer RM Selim Shahnawaz and president of upazila unit of the Awami League Shajahan Sikder, among others, spoke at the function.
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