Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has announced it will formulate a draft strategy to resolve the problems plaguing the power and energy sectors.
The party claimed that the strategy would also help reduce electricity tariff at the domestic consumer level if it is voted to power in the next parliamentary election.
BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and party’s Standing Committee Member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain came up with idea Saturday at a roundtable on the power and energy crisis in the city.
Mr. Mosharraf said an anarchic situation had emerged in the power and energy sectors of the country due to the government’s wrong and ill-motivated policies.
He said that a national committee on energy would be formed soon comprising experts.
Presided over by Mirza Fakhrul, the roundtable was addressed, among others, by BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, former Vice Chancellor of Jahangirnagar University Prof Mostahidur Rahman, former president of FBCCI Abdul Awal Mintoo, development economist Prof Dr Mahbub Ullah and former energy secretary AMM Nasiruddin.
Mirza Fakhrul said his party will start working for increasing production of energy and power for the development of the country from the first day of assuming office.
Accusing the government of looting the country, he said the ruling party has plunged into unbridled corruption.
Fakhrul said, “We want to formulate such a sustainable energy strategy so that the countrymen can get its benefits. If the BNP comes to power in future, the electricity tariffs will be reduced at the domestic consumer level under the strategy.”
BBN/SSR/AD-16Sept12-1:26 am (BST)