40,000 solar power home systems to be distributed in three districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts to alleviate the power problems of marginalized people in remote areas. The project will be implemented by the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board (CHTDB).
A meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday approved the BDT 218 crore (Approximately twenty-five million, seven hundred thousand USD) solar power project in remote areas of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
The announcement was officially made by Mr. Naba Bikram Kishore Tripura, Chairman, Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board, while congratulating on the occasion of the 22nd founding anniversary of the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs on 15 July 2020. Mr, Tripura also served as the Secretary of the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs for a long period of 7 years from 2011 to 2018.
Hossain Tawfiq Imam, Political Adviser to the Prime Minister, stated that 40,000 families living in remote and remote areas of the three hill districts would get free solar power under the solar power project.
The Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs was established on 15 July 1997 in accordance with Article 19 (GHA) of the ‘Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord’ (a ministry shall be established by appointing a minister from among the tribes). On the 22nd founding anniversary of the ministry, the announcement of this dependable and cost-effective project to alleviate the power problems of the people in remote areas of the hilly region brought a message of relief.