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12:00 AM, March 19, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 19, 2009

Donors keen to fund N-power plant: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said yesterday donor countries and agencies have expressed interest in funding nuclear power plants, which would help solve the lingering electricity crisis in the country.
The issue came up at the PM's meeting with a delegation of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) at her office yesterday.
MCCI President Abdul Hafiz Choudhury, who led the 19-member delegation, told The Daily Star, "The prime minister said a nuclear power plant holds out hope for solving the power crisis."
"At the moment, some donor countries and agencies turned in proposals for investment in nuclear power plants," the MCCI chief said referring to their talks with the premier.
The government has taken an initiative to implement the long-pending Rooppur nuclear power plant, the PM earlier informed parliament on March 4.
Meanwhile, the government has prepared a proposal, which mentioned that the nuclear power plant to be set up at Rooppur in the western region of the country will be of 600 MW capacity.
At yesterday's meeting, the MCCI leaders raised the issue of electricity crisis.
Hasina said the present crisis would not have affected the country if the last Awami League government could have implemented all its projects.

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