The government-run Tongi 105-megawatt power station did not produce a single watt of electricity in 2017-18, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22. In the whole year of 2018-19,
Public money is being used to shore up PDB's losses and pay profiteering private companies
The lack of transparency in the energy sector is costing the nation dearly.
Government must stop entertaining 'capacity' payments to the plants
The government paid Tk 16,785 crore in capacity charges to power plants in the first nine months of the last fiscal year for 22,118MW daily power generation capacity.