Cabinet nods 5yrs extension proposal of Spl provision for quick energy supply



The Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal on extension of the Quick Enhancement of Electricity and Energy Supply (Special Provision) Act-2010 for five more years till 2026.

The approval came from a weekly meeting held virtually with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, reports BSS.

The Premier joined the meeting from her official residence Ganabhaban while her cabinet colleagues got connected from the cabinet division of the Bangladesh Secretariat.

In a briefing following the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said, “The proposed law was brought to extend five more years the tenure of the existing law which is going to expire this year while its effectiveness is quite satisfactory.”

He said that the cabinet gave final consent to the draft of Quick Enhancement of Electricity and Energy Supply (Special Provision) (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

The bill was brought to make sure uninterrupted supply of electricity and energy to support the government move to turn Bangladesh into a higher middle-income country by 2030 and a developed one by 2041.

He added that the tenure of the special provision enacted in 2010 and was extended several times earlier.

The cabinet secretary said no change except time extension has been made to the proposed law.

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