The caretaker government has undertaken a programme to revive the Rooppur Atomic Energy Power Project to generate 600 MW electricity, Special Assistant to the Chief Adviser for energy Prof Dr M Tamim said yesterday.
If the next government continues with the programme, the ambitious project involving around 2000 billion US dollars can be implemented, he said at a seminar as the chief guest.
He also said all preparations to start supplying gas to Rajshahi by the next year are almost complete.
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) organised the seminar on 'Development of western region from the perspective of fuel and industrialisation' at Rajshahi Medical College auditorium, with Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton in the chair.
Khulna City Corporation Mayor Talukhdar Abdul Khaleque and Barishal City Corporation Mayor Shawkat Hossain Hiron also attended the seminar. The three mayors together decided to launch a coordinated programme for the development of the western region of the country.
They also called on the political parties to make a pledge to remove regional disparity if voted to power.
Mollah Amjad Hossain, editor of the Energy and Power, presented the keynote paper at the seminar. Former lawmaker Lutfunnesa Hossain, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fazlul Bari, Prof Abdul Khaleque and former president of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Omar Faruk Chowdhury also spoke.