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NTPC to complete 1,320-mw Bangla project by 2018

The 1,320-mw Maitree super thermal power project in Bangladesh, being developed by India’s national power company NTPC through a joint venture (JV), is expected to start electricity generation by December 2018.

The plant is to be implemented by Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company Ltd (BIFPCL),
an equal joint venture between NTPC and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). The plant would have two units fired by coal, each with a total generation capacity of 660-mw.

During the ninth board meeting of the Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company Ltd in Kolkata on Saturday, the members emphasised the need to commission the unit of the project by December, 2018, according to a statement issued by NTPC. The meeting, chaired by Bangladesh Power Secretary Monowar Islam, was attended by NTPC Chairman and Managing Director Arup Roy Choudhury.

BIFPCL was incorporated in Bangladesh back in October 2011. This was the first board meeting of Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company Ltd being held in Kolkata. All the earlier meetings of the company were held either at Dhaka or  at Khulna in Bangladesh.
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