The 1320MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Station is expected to be inaugurated during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's three-day visit to India in the first week of September.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina together with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will jointly inaugurate the power plant, reported The Hindustan Times on Sunday.
While PM Hasina is expected to visit India any time between 5 and 7 September and stay for two to three days, the visit has been accorded with utmost importance by the Modi government as Dhaka happens to be one of India's closest allies.
Considered to be Bangladesh's largest power plant, the coal-fired station is being set up by Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Limited, a 50:50 joint venture between India's NTPC and the Bangladesh Power Development Board. The project is worth $1.5 billion.