The present government will need its full five-year tenure to generate power to the level the ruling Awami League had pledged before the elections to do in three years. "What we pledged in the election manifesto to do in three years, we' ll be able to do in our five-year tenure," Finance Minister AMA Muhith told reporters yesterday.
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Like all rural Bangladeshis, Saidul Islam knows the hardships of summer, when his tin-roofed house turns into a furnace with not enough electricity to power even a fan. For the 100 million Bangladeshis -- most of them farmers -- who live in the countryside, the notion of electricity supply is little more than an empty promise bandied about by politicians at election time.
First-ever state of-the-art wastage to energy power plant will be set up at Rachna industrial park on Lahore Sheikhupura Road. The park will have its own 5 to 25 megawatt power plant, which would produce energy from waste for the industries.
Women are in the workplace like never before but they are still more vulnerable than men to unemployment and low-paid jobs, the International Labour Organisation said Friday.