Power, gas go up

The government has raised gas price by 26.29 per cent and power price by 2.93 per cent at the household level.

The new price will come into effect on 1 September, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission Bazilian_PowerToThePoor(BERC) announced on Thursday afternoon.

The regulatory body said the decision to raise the widely used utility services was taken afte much discussion and debates on the implications of the move.

The price-hike of the utilities was announced despite fall in oil prices in the international market most recently.

The BERC held a mass hearing in January and February this year over the issue.