Ensure uninterrupted power supply in Covid vaccine preservation areas: Nasrul

22 January 2021

UNB, Dhaka :
The Power Division has directed power distribution entities to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply for Covid-19 vaccine preservation in coordination with local administration and the health department.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid issued the directive at a virtual meeting with top executives of the power distribution entities on Thursday.
The meeting was convened to discuss work plan of the power distribution companies to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the Covid-19 vaccine preservation system across the country.
Nasrul asked the distribution entities to keep alternative power supply sources beside the regular sources. The arrangement for stand-by power generators has to be ensured in areas where vaccines will be preserved, he said.
He instructed the power supply entities to prepare a work plan in coordination with the local government and health department.
"It must be ensured that power supply isn't disrupted under any circumstance," he said, adding that the concerned officials have to be alert about the uninterrupted operation of power supply equipment like transformers, conductors, cables and fuses.
He instructed the top officials of different entities to determine the focal point officials for proper coordination with other departments.
Power Division Joint Secretary Rezwanur Rahman and Deputy Secretary Tahmina Yeasmin were selected as focal point officials to coordinate with other entities.
The meeting was attended by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) Chairman Belayet Hossain, Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) Chairman Moin Uddin, Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd (DESCO) Managing Director Kawsar Ameer Ali, Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) Managing Director Bikash Dewan and Northern Electricity Supply Company Ltd's (NESCO) Zakiul Islam.

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