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Load-shedding increases for demand of electricity during heat wave

19 April 2023

Staff Reporter :
The government has expressed its regret for increasing load-shedding in city because of high demand of electricity due to continuous extreme heat wave in the country.
Meanwhile, people's life has become unbearable due to the terrible heat wave including scarcity of supply water in the capital city Dhaka and some other places in the country. People in Mirpur, Mohammadpur, Old Dhaka, Badda and Banshri have been experiencing load shedding for hours even just before Sehri time in this holy month of Ramzan.
On the other hand, elderly people and children are getting sick due to hostile weather and lack of electricity and water.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has expressed regret for this unexpected suffering.
He also expressed the government's regret in a post on his verified social media page Facebook at around 3 pm on Tuesday.
"We had earlier assumed that the demand for electricity would reach the highest level as summer, irrigation season and fasting are together this year. We have also taken our pre-preparedness by producing record electricity in the history of Bangladesh. But the current unprecedented heat wave, which has broken the 50 years record, has increased the demand for electricity much more than expected. As a result load shedding has to be done in many parts of the country," Nasrul Hamid writes in his post.
According to his Facebook post, "The common people; especially the children and the elderly are suffering a lot. We are expressing our sincere sympathy and sorrow for this untimely suffering. At the same time, I would like to inform everyone that the power department is working hard to resolve the situation. We hope, normal atmosphere will return again very soon."
The State Minister has also thanked the customers for their patience in such a situation.

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