Electricity Will Be Generated From Waste

An agreement has been signed with a Chinese company to build a 42.5 MW power project in Dhaka's Aminbazar.

Signing ceremony

LGRD Minister Md. Tajul Islam MP was present at the signing ceremony presided over by Power Secretary Md.
Habibur Rahman; State Minister for Power, Minerals and Energy Nasrul Hamid MP, Dhaka North City Corporation
Mayor Atiqul Islam, and Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jimming. Through this, electricity will
be generated from waste for the first time in the country.

Amin Bazar area under Dhaka North City Corporation near Turag river. The factory will be built by China 
Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) The construction of the 42.5 MW power plant will cost Tk 15,325 crore.
The Chinese company will set up, operate and maintain the plant at its own risk.

Project details

The generated electricity will be sold to the power department. City Corporation will provide the required
land. The city corporation will also supply regular waste. It will take three thousand tons of waste every
day. If the required waste is not supplied, the Northern City Corporation will have to pay compensation
at the rate of one thousand rupees per tonne of deficit waste. If the project is successfully implemented,
the government will consider generating electricity from waste at all city corporations, municipalities and
district levels.

The price of electricity per kilowatt will be 18.295 rupees. The project will be set up for a period of 
25 years.

The LGRD Minister said that not only Dhaka North City Corporation but also South City Corporation, Gazipur,
Narayanganj and Chittagong, all city corporations of the country, divisional cities and even municipalities
are working to generate electricity from waste.