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Prime Minister inaugurates Payra power plant

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Published: 12:58, 21 March 2022   Update: 13:06, 21 March 2022
Prime Minister inaugurates Payra power plant

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the 1,320 MW Payra Thermal Power Plant, the largest of its kind.She opened the coal-fired power plant with eco-friendly Ultra-Supercritical Technology by unveiling its nameplate at a function   in Patuakhali on Monday morning.

The Payra power plant has been built on 1000 acres of land at a cost of 2.48 billion US dollar beside the Ramnabad River at Kalapara Upazila of the southern Patuakhali district and Bangladesh has become 13th country among the world in using the ultra supercritical technology in producing power.

The first 660 MW unit of the power plant went into commercial operation in May, 2020, utilising the 400 kv Payra-Gopalganj Power Transmission while the second one started operation in December 2021.

The plant was developed by Bangladesh China Power Company (BCPCL), a 50:50 joint venture between the China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) and Bangladesh's state-owned North-West Power Generation
Company Ltd (NWPGCL).

Bangladesh-China Power Company (Pvt.) Limited and Consortium of NEPC & CECC signed the EPC contract on 29 March, 2016 to implement the Payra 1320 MW Thermal Power Plant Project in the fastest possible time.