Bangladesh looks to power up

The country has made huge strides expanding its power generating capacity. Now it needs to address weaknesses in its transmission and distribution system.
Family with no access to the national grid watches a $90 solar-powered TV.
Family with no access to the national grid watches a $90 solar-powered TV.

Bangladesh has made huge strides in expanding its power generation capacity, but needs to concentrate more on weaknesses in its transmission and distribution system. 

That was the conclusion of a panel of local experts at FinanceAsia's 4th annual Bangladesh Investment Summit, held at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong on Tuesday. 

The country's foremost power expert, Dr Tawif-e-Elahi Chowdhury said the improvement in generating capacity since 2009 had been nothing short of a 'miracle'.

Chowdhury attributed the transformation to the audacious and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheik Hasina, to whom he is an energy adviser.

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