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Power generation sets record crossing 10,000MW mark

MNA Business Desk: The country’s power generation set a new record crossing the 10,000-MW mark on Monday night.   According to Public Relations Department of Power Development Board (PDB), the electricity generation reached 10,084 MW which was highest so far.

Last year, the available power generation was about 8,500 MW in March, it said.   Though record power was generated last evening, there was no power in different parts in the capital for some time.

Earlier, the power generation reached 9,715 MW on March 15. Later, the generation was increasing gradually.

After the Awami League led government assumed power, the number of power stations has now stood at 108 from 27. Where 47 percent people of the country were under the coverage of electricity, it has now reached 80 percent.

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