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Prepaid meter to be manufactured in country

Nasim : risingbd.com
     
Publish on: 2019-08-19 7:35:43 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-08-21 12:24:59 PM

Secretariat Correspondent: Various kinds of electric equipment and prepaid meter will be manufactured in Bangladesh. That’s why an organization named Bangladesh Power Equipment Manufacturing Company Limited will be established.

The cabinet approved a proposal in this regard during its meeting on Monday at the secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam briefed reporters after the meeting.

He said, Bangladesh Power Equipment Manufacturing Company Limited will be formed with joined venture of state owned Rural Power Limited and Chinese private company Shenzhen Star Instrument Company Limited.

The company will made various types of electric equipment and prepaid meter. These items can be exported after satisfying local demands.

Permanent manufacturing factory will be built at Sheikhpara West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd (WZPDCL) in Khulna. At least 200 people get job opportunity in that organization. Following the project, smart prepaid meters can be supplied in cheap rate.

risingbd/Dhaka/Aug 19, 2019/Hasan/Nasim