Rampal power plant construction to continue: Tawfiq-e-Elahi


PV Desk : The construction work of Rampal Power Plant will continue as the UNESCO has endorsed the government’s scientific statement at the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee.

“Necessary infrastructure will also be constructed at the site as per recommendations of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO,” Prime Minister’s Energy Affairs Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Bir Bikram, told a press conference over the Rampal power plant project at Bidyut Bhaban.
He said that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) made it clear that no large-scale infrastructure should be constructed at the plant area before a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in the region.
The government is constructing a 1,320-MW coal-based power plant at Rampal aimed at improving the country’s power generation capacity.