Over the last couple of weeks, power cuts have become a pretty regular event.
Delta Agro Food Industries, a joint venture of Seacom Group and Samuda Group, has set up a factory in Narayanganj at an investment of more than Tk 1,200 crore one and a half years ago.
The output at the country’s steel and cement factories has fallen almost by a third due to the power and gas crisis, a hike in raw material prices in the global market, and the US dollar shortage, manufacturers said yesterday.
Titas Gas Distribution Company Ltd has started disconnecting gas supply to households and industries in the capital due to unpaid bills of around Tk 1,500 crore.
Consumers in southern part of Dhaka city and adjoining areas, and Narayanganj and Munshiganj may experience disruption or low pressure in gas supply for a week - from tomorrow (November 6) to November 12 - due to technical work in the gas transmission line.
Textile mill owners yesterday said they were willing to shell out 40 percent more for gas if the supply was uninterrupted. Supply disruptions were costing the industry crores of taka, they said.
The acute gas crisis, which has been plaguing the industrial sector and households, is unlikely to see a drastic improvement anytime soon.
Textile millers across the greater Gazipur, Sreepur and Bhaluka industrial belt yesterday urged the state minister for energy, power and mineral resources to put an end to their perennial gas crisis, which is currently preventing them from continuing smooth production.