Power tariff hike won’t affect public life: Tawfiq-e-Elahi

25 Nov,2017

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Terming the power tariff hike as negligible, Prime Minister's Energy Advisor Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi-Chowdhury said that the new tariff would not affect public life.


The Prime Minister’s adviser made the remarks on Friday while talking to reporters after attending a programme at Bidyut Bhaban in the capital.


The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) raised retail power tariff on its own consideration, he said.


Replying to a question, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, said consumers who use 200 units power have to pay 20-25tk more per month and its effect on customers is tolerable.


The BERC on an average raised retail power tariff by 5.3 percent or Tk. 0.35 per unit.


At present, average per unit cost of electricity at the retail level is Tk 6.49. After the increase, it will go up to Tk 6.84 per unit.    


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