PV Online Report : Garment owners association BGMEA president Farooq Hasan said the government has increased gas prices from 14 to 179 percent in all sectors except the residential sector and fertilizer and tea industries, which will be effective from February 1.
According to the new notification, the gas price of captive power plants will increase by 88 percent from Tk 16 to Tk 30. In case of large industries, 11 taka 98 paisa will increase by 150 per cent to taka 30 paisa. In the current context, the industrial sector, especially the garment sector, is not able to bear this burden of rising costs.
He said these things in an exchange meeting organized at Mahbub Ali Hall of BGMEA building in Khulshi of the city on Monday morning.