Bangladesh Cuts Academy And Office Hours To Save Power

Bangladesh will close seminaries for one further day each week and reduce office hours to ease an electricity deficit, a government functionary says.
Last month, the South Asian nation started daily two- hour power cuts.

Protesters have taken to the thoroughfares in recent weeks after the government raised petrol prices by further than 50.
The war in Ukraine has driven up the cost of importing energy and taken a risk on Bangladesh’s frugality and foreign currency reserves.

On Monday, Bangladesh Cabinet Secretary “Khandker Anwarul Islam” said that seminaries which were preliminarily only closed on Fridays- would now also be shut on Saturdays.
Under normal circumstancesseminaries in Bangladesh are open for six days a week- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Meanwhile, government services and banks will have their opening hours cut to seven hours a dayrather of eight hours. stillprivate services will be allowed to set their own operating hours, Mr Islam said.
He added that the government would continue to give power to townletsincluding in the early hours of the morning when crops are rinsed.

numerous corridor of Bangladesh are known to go without electricity for further than two hours a day.
The country generates utmost of its electricity from natural gas, some of which it imports.

officers have shut down all of the country‘s diesel- driven power shops, which regard for around 6 of Bangladesh’s electricity generation, because of the rising cost of energy significances.
Before this month, petrol prices were raised by further than 50, with the cost of the energy rising from 86 taka a litre( 90 US cents, 76p) to 130 taka.

At the same time the price of diesel and kerosene went up by further than 40.
In July, Bangladesh came the third South Asian nation to seek a loan from the International Monetary Fund( IMF), after Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

While the size of the implicit loan has not yet been decidedaddresses are anticipated to begin after the World Bank and IMF Spring meetings in October.
Bangladesh’s foreign currency reserves have downscaled to around$ 40bn(£ 34bn) or four and a half months of typical government spending.

In recent times, the$ 416bn frugality has been lauded as one of the swift– growing in the world.

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