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The Bangladesh Power Development Boards Order, 1972 (President's Order)


10. (1) The Power Board shall prepare, for the approval of the Government, a comprehensive plan for the development and utilisation of power resources of Bangladesh.
(2) The Board shall have power to take up any work as contemplated in clause (3) or any other work that may be transferred to it by the Government and to realise levy thereof subject to the approval of the Government.
(3) The Board may frame a scheme or schemes for the whole of Bangladesh or any part thereof providing for all or any of the following matters, namely:-
(a) generation, transmission and distribution of power;
(b) construction, maintenance and operation of power houses and grids.
(4) The Power Board may place wires, poles, wall brackets, stays, apparatus and appliances for the transmission of electricity for the transmission of telegraphic or telephonic communications necessary for the proper execution of a scheme.
1[(5) The Power Board may purchase power from any person or entity authorised to generate electricity by the appropriate authority at such rate as may be determined by the Government.]

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    Clause (5) was added by section 2 the Bangladesh Water and Power Development Boards (Amendment) Act, 2001 (Act No. XXV of 2001)
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