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Gas from Bhola can be added to national grid next month: Nasrul

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Published: 21:20, 24 January 2023  
Gas from Bhola can be added to national grid next month: Nasrul

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Gas from Bhola will be added to the national grid next month, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Tuesday.

“We hope that we can start supplying gas from Bhola in the next month and it can be carried through CNG,” he said while talking to reporters after a meeting with Deputy Commissioners at Osmani Auditorium in the city.

Replying to a question about increase of gas price, Nasrul said “We said there will be a policy to sync the price of gas in coordination with the international market price every month and it will depend on the price of fuel and we will take steps in this regard.”

Asked about re-fixing the gas price, the minister said nothing can be said now.

“The irrigation season is starting and the month of Ramadan is also coming. We should work together keeping in mind the current situation of fuel in the global market,” he said.

The minister also urged the DCs to be more cautious in using gas and power at the district and division level.

He also asked the DCs to regularize the postponed bills of power in the district level government offices and keep vigil so the farmers can get uninterrupted power supply.

Nasrul also urged the DCs to ensure uninterrupted power supply on priority basis in hospitals, industries and agriculture sector.

He also asked them to consider whether the barren lands can be used to generate solar power and whether solar power can be used in the government buildings.

The school buildings of the government can be brought under the solar power system and for that the ministry will provide assistance, he assured.

Replying to a question about facing challenges in realising dues of power from the government offices, Nasrul said directives were given to regularize the power bill.

Asked about how to tackle the demand of electricity during summer, the minister said steps will be taken in this regard.