The electricity bill arrears more than 53 billion: Nasrul Hamid

hamidThe total amount of the electricity bill arrears is now Tk 53.81 million dollars, Minister of State for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told parliament on Wednesday.

“From October 2015, the amount of the electricity bill arrears is Tk 53.81 million dollars,” he said in response to a question Starry Jatiya Party MP Salma Islam (Dhaka-1).

He also said that steps were taken to collect the banknotes in circulation, including enlisting delinquent bills, disconnecting power lines, the formation of special teams for outstanding invoices and take legal action against defaulters.

In response to a question from a screenplay by Awami League MP Nizam Uddin Hazari (Feni-2), the Minister of State said that the total system loss in the power supply and distribution was reduced to 13.55 percent in 2014 Fiscal 2015 of 14.13 percent in 2013-2014. The loss of the system was 15.73 per cent in 2009-2010 prosecutor he added.

In response to a question starry AL MP Enamul Haque (Rajshahi-4), the undersecretary said the current government created 73 new power plants in the last seven years from January 2009 to January 2016, according to the UNB. -Mithun