Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Bangladesh is the responsibility of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). In Bangladesh, electric power is generated in hydro, steam, gas-turbine and diesel power plants, All the generating stations are interconnected through a national grid. The Dhaka Electric Supply Authority (DESA) started operation to maintain uninterrupted supply of electricity in the capital city. The industrial consumption rate of electricity varies from Tk.5.15 to Tk. 8.87 per kW depending on the size of the industries, load capacity and peak/off peak hour consumption.
Total installed capacity 6658 MW February, 2011
Maximum generation 4699 MW February, 2011
Source: Bangladesh Economic Review 2011 (Bangla Version)
Natural gas supply is available in major industrial areas of Dhaka and Chittagong Divisions. Gas tariff for industrial consumption is Tk. 165.91 (US$ 2.39) per MCF including supplementary duty and VAT.
Water and sewerage
Water is supplied by the Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) in metropolitan areas of Dhaka and Chittagong. For other municipal areas the local municipalities are responsible for the task
Comprehensive telecommunications services such as fully automatic telex, fax, e-mail, internet, telephone including international direct dialing are available with important international carriers. The total number of mobile phone active subscribers has reached 56.36 m at the end of April 2010.