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Dhaka Sunday,  Apr 22, 2018
A Chinese company named Zhejiang Jindun Pressure Vessel Company Ltd is going to invest a record $5 billion in Bangladesh’s power sector. A deal is likely to be signed between Zhejiang Jindun and Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) regarding this investment within the next one month. The Chinese company was originally willing to set up a 2,640-megawatt coal-fired power plant but the Power Division gave it permission initially to build... »

Power Sector

Rampal Power: Special kind of construction materials not being used

Lifespan of the proposed Rampal coal-based power plant in Bagerhat is feared to be shortened by almost two-thirds (25 years instead of expected 75 years) due to corrosion and other weather factors, as the construction materials required to withstand coastal corrosive weather are not being used as they are not... »

Petroleum

Oil prices ease after Syria air strikes

Oil prices slid on Monday amid relief that US-led strikes on Syria did not provoke an escalation in the conflict, easing investor fears about the security of crude oil supply. Russia holding back on any military riposte helped lift Wall Street, as did strong retail sales and optimism over earnings,... »

EB Reports

Developed countries should be energy responsible: PM’s adviser

Developed countries should demonstrate greater energy responsibility towards the demand-side management of power wastage and develop frontier technologies to make smart and renewable energy available to developing countries, said Prime Minister’s Energy Adviser Tawfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury. The current government has achieved unprecedented success in ensuring energy security by quadrupling power generation... »

Green Pages

WB gives $55 million for renewable energy expansion

The World Bank on Tuesday approved $55 million to expand use of clean renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh where grid electricity cannot reach easily. This additional financing to the Second Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED II) Project will install 1,000 solar irrigation pumps, 30 solar mini-grids,... »

Coal Sector

Stone Production Crossed 4,000 Metric Tons At Maddhapara

The production from Maddhapara hard rock mine of Dinajpur has reached to a new per day production record. The stone production from Maddhapara under the mining contractor  Germania-Trest Consortium (GTC) has crossed the mark of 4,200 metric tons on this 11th February. GTC has managed to raise the production of... »

Nuclear

ECNEC nods Tk 10,982 cr project for power transmission from Rooppur plant

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved a project involving Taka 10,982 crore to improve transmission infrastructures for evacuating power from the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. The approval came from the 22nd ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year (FY18) held at the NEC conference room... »

Something to Say

2017 In Review

Breakthrough In Some Projects Amid Price Hike Of Gas And Power

Despite facing some hurdle of price hike of power and gas, the country’s power sector has managed to initiate some of its biggest milestone projects in the year of 2017. However, country’s energy sector couldn’t show us that many promises in this year compared to the power sector. Moreover, the... »

Environment

DoE Report Reveals

24 of 190 factories in 10 km of Sundarban in red category

Violating the UNESCO, IUCN and other international organizations’ specific guidelines on the protection of the World Heritage site, the Sundarban, the Ministry of Environment is issuing clearance to the Ministry of Industries to allow factories adjacent to the world’s largest mangrove forest. Businessmen involved in real estate development, power plant... »