4 villages brought under rural power network in Gaibandha

zGAIBANDHA:   Four villages under Fulchhari upazila of the district were brought under rural electrification network by Gaibandha Palli Biddyut Samity (GPBS) on Friday, reports BSS.
On the occasion, a simple ceremony was held on the premises of Maser Vita Govt. Primary School of the upazila with Area Director of the Samity Papri Begum in the chair.
Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangshad and local lawmaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah addressed the function as the chief guest while upazila chairman Habibur Rahman and general manager of GPBS Wahidul Haque were present as the special guests. Speaking on the occasion, deputy speaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah said past BNP-Jamaat alliance government was fully responsible for creating the country’s power crisis as it did not work properly in this sector.
The present government, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, took initiatives to solve the country’s power crisis through setting up new power plants, he said.
By 2021, all the villages would be brought under rural electrification programme to turn the country into a middle income one through changing the living standard of the people, he added.
Later, Rabbi formally inaugurated the new electricity line connecting Maser Vita, Urya, Dighirpar and Katiarvita villages by pressing a switch as the chief guest. A large number of people including the officials of GPBS, public representatives, social workers, political leaders and local elite were present.
Talking to BSS, general manager of GPBS Wahidul Haque said e around 431 families of the villages would get electricity facility under the programme.