Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Heat wave makes public life miserable in Bangladesh

Xinhua: A heat wave amid frequent load shedding sweeping across Bangladesh made public life miserable in capital Dhaka and elsewhere of the country. The high temperature that soars up to 40 Celsius degree over the last few days is aggravating the plight of the commoners who are suffering from frequent load shedding.

Hassan Shahriar, president of the Commonwealth Journalist Association and also a senior journalist of Bangladesh, told Xinhua Tuesday that his life has been greatly disturbed by the heat wave and load shedding recently. "The heat is unbearable. I don't have air condition in my house, I use fan. But six-seven hours of load shedding every day makes me difficult to do anything at home," he said.

An official of the Dhaka Electric Supply Authority told Xinhua Tuesday the short fall of power generation in Bangladesh is 1,500 MW every day against a demand of around 5,000 MW. The official who asked not to be quoted said the situation may worsen in the coming days of this summer with increasing demand for electricity….

Sadarghat port in Dhaka, Bangladesh, by Michael Reeve, Wikimedia Commons, under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation license, Version 1.2.

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