Japan envoy suggests cuts in power system loss
Japan's Ambassador in Dhaka Masayuki Inoue has said a 10 percent system loss reduction is equivalent to installing a 500 megawatt power station.
He made the remark at a workshop on Priority Issue yesterday, organised under a technical cooperation project of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the capital, according to a press release.
The JICA project aims at strengthening management and performance standards in Bangladesh's power sector through promotion of TQM (Total Quality Management).
Inoue said small efforts of the officials concerned can improve the whole power sector, which need to be continued for the overall national development.
Nobuko Suzuki Kyashima, JICA chief representative, Mushtaq Hassan Md Iftekhar, joint secretary (Development) of Power Division in the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, and officials from the Power Development Board and other sectoral organisations spoke at the workshop.
The joint secretary said the Power Division attaches importance to generating more electricity and installing some coal and gas based power plants.
Kayashima concluded the daylong workshop congratulating all the participants for successfully implementing the TQM activities. She urged the officials involved in the project, the tenure of which expires this year, to disseminate the knowledge they earned to all power sector officials.
JICA extended its technical cooperation to the power sector of Bangladesh in 2000 on TQM and operation and maintenance of distribution facilities. To ensure the stability of supply and demand under efficient management, JICA has been implementing the TQM project since 2006 for the overall management skill development, good coordination between different management levels, encourage priority issue solving activities and above all ensure customer satisfaction in the power sector.