PGCB to build Bagura- Rahanpur 400KV transmission line


State-owned Bangladesh Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) limited is going to build 400 KV power transmission line from Bagura to Rahanpur of Chapainawabganj, which will help to strengthen overall transmission network. It will also transmit imported power from India to Bangladesh.

To this end, PGCB signed an agreement with Calpataru Power Transmission Limited of India worth Tk 513 crore at PGCB’s headquarters in the capital on Wednesday. According to PGCB, the length of the transmission line will be 104 kilometers. Under the project, another two transmission lines with capacity of 230KV and 132 KV will also be built to transmit electricity in its adjacent grid substations. Bangladesh government, PGCB and ADB are jointly investing in the project.

Mohamamd Jahangir Azad, Company Secretary (Additional in Charge) of PGCB and Auritro Bosh, Manager (Business Development) of Calpataru signed the agreement for their respective sides. According to the agreement, Calpataru will complete the project within 24 months on a turnkey basis.

Among others, Golam Kibria, Managing Director of PGCB, Project Director Mohammad Alomgir Hossain, Superintendent Engineer Abdur Rashid Khan, Calpataru’s Senior Manager Joy Sarkar, and Manager Siddartho Jadab were also present at the ceremony. An official said, Adani group is building the 1600MW power plant at Jharkhand in India for Bangladesh, from which power will be imported through the transmission line.