The number of power consumers under the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) in the country’s rural areas has reached 3.18 crore.
Disclosing the information, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Tuesday urged the power officials to improve their services up to the satisfaction of the consumers.
“Achieving customers’ satisfaction now should be our main target. You have to reach out the improved services to the doorstep of the consumers”, he said while addressing a webinar organised by the BERB to observe the 15 August National Mourning Day 2021.
The virtual seminar, with BREB Chairman Maj Gen (retd) Moin Uddin in the chair, was addressed by Power Secretary Habibur Rahman and Power Cell Director General Mohammad Hossain.
Nasrul said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had taken various steps to provide electrification services to the rural areas considering the economic development of the rural people.
“Erasing the difference between the urban and rural areas was the main goal of Bangabandhu”, he said, adding that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working to achieve the goal through expanding modern amenities to the villages.
He said the power sector has been playing a vital role in implementing the “My Village-My City” programme to fulfil the pledges of the prime minister.
Nasrul also directed the BREB officials to use the improved technologies in rural electrification as well as encourage people to use energy efficient appliances for ensuring economic consumption of power.