Considering the overall situation, it seems that there is little chance of Rampal and Payra power plants being commissioned before the next dry season. However, the government is always hopeful that the two power plants will be able to return to production soon. However, CMC, the Chinese partner of Bangladesh China Power Company Limited, the operator of Payra Power Plant, has announced to stop coal supply if the dues are not paid. CMC’s outstanding debt is $151.53 million. Even after paying dues, CMC has not guaranteed coal supply in the coming dry season.
The shutdown of Rampal and Payra power plants can be explained in at least three ways or it can be said that the Rampal and Payra power plants have clearly highlighted three crises. First, highlighting the latest state of our economic crisis. The government is trying to hide this crisis in many ways. But one after another various problems are repeatedly brought forward in the economic crisis.
Secondly, in the power and energy sector, governments have always been accused of awarding contracts to protect the interests of foreign companies. It appears that the same has happened in Rampal and Payra centres.
Even if the production stops, the foreign joint venture has to pay the capacity payment. It can be said that Payra and Rampal power plants are suffering from faulty and unplanned energy policies and agreements protecting the interests of foreigners.
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