Cheap power by 2011: Minister

By Hiran Priyankara

Power and Energy Minister John Seneviratne has promised electricity at “reasonable rates” when the Norochcholai thermal power plant comes into operation by 2011. The minister made these remarks at a function on Friday to mark the commissioning of a jetty at the site where the Norochcholai thermal power plant is being built.

"The high electricity bill is a huge problem for a lot of people. The public blame the Government for it, but the Government can't do anything about it," Mr. Seneviratne said. He said the first stage of the Norochcholai plant would add 300kw of power to the national grid, and this would enable the government to reduce electricity tariff by 2011.

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