Power and energy sector is one of the key areas where Awami League government has been tremendously successful. The government has been able to provide electricity to 100% of the people in the last one decade. Steps to ensure low-cost gas for people is underway. The government previously fixed the price of LPG several times, but the traders did not accept it out of greed for more profit. That is why the government is planning to import LPG and thinking of constructing an LPG terminal at Moheshkhali sea in Cox’s Bazar to this end. However, the government has no investment here as it is just giving the land not spending a single penny. It is a Japanese company that has expressed interest in constructing the terminal at its own expense. But, neither has formal agreement been signed yet nor its feasibility been verified.
However, once this plan is implemented, 10 to 12 lakh tonnes of LPG can be supplied to people annually. Then the price of the most used 12 kg LPG cylinder will drop by Tk 300. Then the government will increase the supply of gas, as a result traders will be forced to reduce profits. They will not be able to increase the price of LPG. So, a cycle of LPG traders has started opposing the government initiative from the very beginning. And recently Netranews gang has started spreading propaganda to ruin the plan in exchange for big money from the traders. But the media and the people of Bangladesh have become aware of the intention of Netra News gang. However, Tasneem Khalil’s clique has started a targeted propaganda at the beginning of the Moheshkhali LPG-terminal construction plan like the conspiracy to halt Padma Bridge project construction.
Let’s have a look at the conspiracy to halt the Padma Bridge project as Netranews patroness are following the same way. In fact, after announcing the construction of the Padma Bridge, the Awami League government started negotiating loans and cooperation with international donor groups, but at the same time, the BNP-Jamaat conspirators brought a vague and fake allegation of corruption. Their intention was to thwart the project and hinder the development of the country. That is why they started propaganda in home and abroad spending lots of money. But not a single penny of the Padma Bridge project fund was released yet. The Canadian court later ruled that the Padma Bridge corruption was nothing but a rumour and speculation and had no real basis, The court also observed that there was no question of corruption where money was not released. But the BNP-Jamaat lobbyists immediately started spreading the propaganda of corruption massively and stunned the world community with rising doubts in their minds. Later, world leaders got to understand the whole issue and congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for constructing the Padma Bridge with her own funds. Today they are calling Bangladesh as a role model.