As we all know we are having an electricity shortfall of about 2000mw per day. The situation is becoming worse as most of the age old power stations across the country can't run to their full capacity. On the other hand, due to fast urban development the country needs more & more electricity. Since the last 4 party alliance government did not do anything to generate power according to the demand of the country the hunger for power is increasing day by day. Though this new government is trying to address this issue on an emergency basis but it is very difficult to sort out this chronic problem in a year or so. On the one hand, the government should review what would be their source of energy i.e. gas, coal or fuel. Fuel is the most expensive source of energy nowadays to run any power station, so we have to look for alternate source of energy. Since we have sufficient coal we should prepare a coal policy at the earliest to utilise our own resources. Since we are having a shortfall of about 2000mw per day we should also look for nuclear power plants, as nowadays there are several countries which are using nuclear power plants to mitigate the demand for energy. Understandably, the government has started dialogues with Russia to negotiate commissioning of Rooppur Power Plant with a capacity of 1000mw. Besides China & India have also shown interest to help build such nuclear power plants.
Statistics show Russia has over 150 nuclear power plants in their country, followed by China & India. It is the expectation of all that the government will, if needed, arrange a roundtable conference with the experts to determine what will be suitable for our country & how fast we could generate electricity to meet our demand.