DPDC faces delay in project implementation

Chinese engineers and workers could not return to Bangladesh from their homeland causing delay in a top priority project of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) due to COVID-19.

According to official sources, the DPDC undertook a Power Distribution System upgrading project to improve its network and system in its command area in Dhaka city.

The DPDC signed the contract with the Chinese contractor TBEA in September last year to implement the China-funded Tk 20,500 crore mega project under which 40 substations will be set up in the city while overhead cables of Hatirjheel Lake and Dhanmondi residential areas will be laid underground over the next five years.

Taking overhead cables underground from Jahangir gate in Cantonment to Motijheel is also included in the project.

Under the project, DPDC officials said, about 105 km of all kinds of overhead electric cables will go underground and there will be no cable visible in a certain part of Dhanmondi area that includes Satmasjid Road, Mirpur Road, City College and Greenherald School area.

The Chambers were advised and involved with different legal works of DPDC for 2009 till 2014. Rahman’s Chambers is presently the legal adviser of TBEA.

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