The DPDC, however, had proposed to raise it by 23.50 percent on 5th March, the second day of the public hearing organised by the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC). But the BERC evaluation committee recommended an increase of 6.03 percent.
Consumers’ Association of Bangladesh adviser Shamsul Alam, Communist Party leader Ruhin Hossain Prince and leftist platform Gana Shanghati Andalan’s coordinator Jonayed Saki opposed the hike in the hearing.
BERC Chairman AR Khan, members Selim Mahmud, Md Delowar Hossain and Maksudul Haque are recording statements of the stakeholders.
The BERC public hearing started on Tuesday amid opposition from leftist organisations.
Afternoon, the Dhaka Electric Supply Company (DESCO) had proposed to raise it by 15.90 percent on the public hearing. But BERC evaluation committee recommended an increase of 2.01 percent.
Meanwhile, protests by the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Bangladesh Samajtanrik Dal (BSD) continued on 5th March in front of the BERC office at the capital’s Karwan Bazaar. CPB president Mujahidul Islam Selim and BSD general secretary Khalequzzaman joined the protests.
On 6th March, Rural Electrification Board’s (REB) price hearing will be held.