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Dhaka Monday,  Apr 24, 2017
The government’s plan to cut oil prices in Bangladesh to boost economic growth is awaiting final approval from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said. “The prime minister’s response is expected shortly.” Muhith is currently in Washington to attend the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. His comments came during a media briefing following his meeting with IMF Deputy Managing Director... »

Power Sector

ABB To Reinforce Bangladesh Power Grid

abb-energy bangla ABB has won an order worth around $30 million, from Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd (PGCB), the country’s national transmission utility, to support the country’s power infrastructure expansion and meet its growing electricity needs. As part of the project, ABB will build two new substations and upgrade two existing... »

Gas Sector

Titas Terminated 30k Unlawful Gas Connections In March

titas-gas-norshingdi-337x205 Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company limited, one of the state-owned distribution authority has cut a total of 30 thousand and 30 illegal gas connections along with the illegal gas connections of 1 CNG stations, 3 industries as well as 82.22 kilometers of gas line in this last March. A... »

Petroleum

CPD Recommends Diesel, Kerosene Price Cut

643xNx0db0afe6c2300ae3d6e9816f72b02ab3-329_38_20170416_IMG_20170416_144225.jpg.pagespeed.ic.AUC21zdNh6 The Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has recommended curtailing of diesel and kerosene prices. The non-government research body, at a media briefing on Sunday, argued that these two fuel items – diesel and kerosene – are used mostly by the poorer segment of the society. “So, it will not bring... »

EB Reports

Govt Hiding Correct Info On Rampal: Sultana Kamal

sultana kalam - energy bangla National Committee to Protect Sundarbans Convenor Sultana Kamal has alleged the government is hiding the correct information about the Rampal coal-fired power plant project from the public. Addressing a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Wednesday, she said the government has been making untrue statements regarding the proposed Rampal... »

Green Pages

BD’s Solar Power Costliest In Asia

solar1-337x205 In terms of the price of solar power that is generated through the solar panel, Bangladesh holds the top most position in Asia.  The average price of per watt of solar power in Bangladesh is around 120 taka which is nearly double or even triple than that of India, Pakistan... »

Coal Sector

Barapukuria Coal Mine Workers Suspend Strike

boropukuria coal workers Production was halted at Bangladesh’s lone coalfield after workers went on strike on Sunday demanding job regularisation Dinajpur’s agitating coal mine workers, demanding job regularisation, have suspended their strike after the district administration promised them a meeting with power ministry officials. At the proposed meeting, the workers’ demand will be... »

Nuclear

Prefers Local Manufacturers, Suppliers For Rooppur NPP

Rooppur_power_plant aria energy bangla Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is preferring local manufacturers and suppliers for construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) at Paksey in Pabna district. “We prefer Bangladeshi manufacturers and suppliers to be involved in the construction of the RNPP except the technical equipment,” Director purchasing, procurement and quality of... »

Something to Say

India to use BD’s land to transport Gas and Electricity

Bangladesh-India Energy Bangladesh Windows are widened and processes are eased for Bangladesh to import energy and power related resources from its neighboring country India as the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited India and agreed on various mutual topics with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. India, on the other hand, has got the opportunity... »

Environment

Rampal Will Surely Harm The Sundarbans: Indian Expert

rampal-protest-energybangla-328x205 Soumya Dutta, an energy expert and green activist of India warned saying that, the Rampal Power Plant would have a long-term disastrous impact on the adjacent Sundarbans and local inhabitants. Soumya Dutta addressed in a roundtable organised by ‘All for Sunderbans’, a civil society platform, in the capital’s Mahakhali area... »