Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The government has asked the power supply agencies to set up six underground cable lines, three alternative sources of power including a 200KVA transformer at the Bangabandhu National Stadium to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the opening ceremony of ICC World Cup Cricket 2011.
The state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has already laid an under ground cable line at six points at the stadium areas, officials said, adding that concerned authorities were asked to double the sources of power supply at three other venues -Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium and Jahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium during matches of the world cup cricket.
The BPDB has been asked to maintain its production between 4200MW and 4500MW during the ICC World Cup Cricket, they added.
Currently, the BPDB is producing 3800 to 4000MW of power on an average against the demand of 4250MW.
On Thursday, the government formed a high-powered technical committee with heads of utility agencies including BPDB, Dhaka Power Development Company (DPDC) and Dhaka Electricity Supply Company (DESCO), Dhaka City Corporation (DCC), Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) and the members of Bangladesh CricketBoard to oversee the power supply issue during the World Cup Cricket in Bangladesh.
BBN/SSR/AD-04Feb11-1:24 pm (BST)