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Dhaka Thursday,  Nov 23, 2017
Coping with the staggering demand for new power connections has become a major challenge for Bangladesh in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to a UNCTAD report. This year’s report on the least developed countries (LDCs), the organization said Bangladesh will require some 20-30 percent new electricity connections every year. Along with it, Bangladesh needs to ensure uninterrupted, environment-friendly and affordable renewable energy for all, said Centre for... »

Power Sector

There Will Be No Electricity In Different Areas Of Dhaka

power.blackout1-337x205 Authorities have stopped power supply to different areas in Dhaka for eight hours daily for 11 days in turns due to maintenance work at substations. The rolling outages will run through to Nov 30, according to Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited or DESCO. On Saturday, the areas under the Dhaka... »

Gas Sector

Govt Has No Plan To Resume Household Gas Connection: Nasrul

gas State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said the government has no plan to resume household gas connection. “We are encouraging LPG gas connection for the household use…as the gas supply in the pipeline is very much costly,” said the state minister. The state minister said... »

Petroleum

China To Provide $ 550.40m For Single Point Mooring

Single_Point_Mooring- energy bangla A framework agreement was signed between China and Bangladesh on Sunday under which China will provide $ 550.40 million to Bangladesh to implement ‘Installation of Single Point Mooring (SPM) with Double Pipe Line’ project in a bid to ensure energy security of the country. Of the total amount of $... »

EB Reports

Singapore Will Invest In Energy Sector of Bangladesh

Singapore Cooperation Waste_to_Energy_Projects - energy bangla State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid has sought Singapore`s cooperation in developing waste to energy and waste management plant in power sector. “Bangladesh wants to utilize Singaporean experiences in waste to energy and waste management,” he told Derek Loh, the Singapore`s non-resident High Commissioner in Bangladesh, when he... »

Green Pages

Solar Powered Health Posts For Rohingyas

rohinga IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is harnessing solar energy to power its remote health posts in Cox’s Bazar’s giant Kutupalong and Balukali makeshift settlements, which are now home to an estimated 440,000 Rohingyas from Myanmar, an IOM press release said. Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over 620,000 Rohingyas... »

Coal Sector

Dispute with Contractor At Maddhapara: Mining Stopped

Maddhapara Hard rock mining from the Maddhapara Hard Rock mining facilty stopped suddenly without any prior notice from the contractor firm of the mine field. About one thousand of workers of the mine got jobless for the prevailing discord between the authority of Maddhapara Granite Mining Company Limited (MGMCL) and the... »

Nuclear

Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Bill passed

rooppur-power-plant-360x180 Parliament on Wednesday passed the ‘Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Bill, 2017′ to update the version of the ‘Bangladesh Atomic Commission Order, 1973′ in Bangla. Science and Technology Minister Architect Yafesh Osman moved the bill and it was passed by voice vote. According to the new law, the Commission will be... »

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Environment

Earth-Sized Planet That Could Host Alien Life Found

planet Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet outside our solar system which is expected to be temperate and could be a “comfortable abode for possible life”. This Earth-sized world, named Ross 128 b, is likely to have a surface temperature that may also be close to that of the Earth, according... »