State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today called for ensuring uninterrupted power supply during the ongoing coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic.
"Ensuring proper protection, I ask all concerned to continue uninterrupted power supply. Complaints are found regarding load shedding or power outage in many areas," he said.
The state minister said this through a video conference at his Baridhara residence in the city while holding a meeting with power division and its subsidiaries (all companies).
At present, there is a demand for 9,000 megawatts during peak hours while power consumption is 6,000-7,000 megawatt on average, he said, adding: "Then why load shedding will happen?"
He asked all concerned to stand by the customers if a power outage happens and urged them to make roaster duty for discharging their duties with utmost sincerity.