The 10 kv power substation at Chakad of Noria upazila of Shariyatpur has been upgraded to 20kv on Saturday.
Deputy Minister for water resources AKM Enamul Haque Shameem inaugurated the new substation.Deputy Commissioner Qazi Abu Taher presided over the function while senior government officials and political leaders were present.
The 20 kv substation built at a cost of Taka 8 crore would help 64,878 subscribers to get uninterrupted power supply.
Addressing the function on the occasion Enamul Haque Shameem said, the government of Sheikh Hasina has given utmost priority to power sector to implement its commitment to reach electricity to every house.
Many isolated chars of the Noria upazila were brought under electricity network using submarine cable, he said.
Later, the deputy minister visited river eroded areas at Noria and Sakhipur and distributed special allocation from Prime Minister’s fund among 45 affected people.