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Dhaka Sunday,  May 29, 2016
Despite having one of the highest allotment as a single unit in the last National Budget, the Power Division couldn’t manage to use or spend it accordingly. After assessing the Annual Development Program (ADP) the EnergyBangla team has found this gap between allotment and consumption. It was also found that, almost half of the allotted amount is unspent yet.  Later, in the revised budget the amount was curtailed. However, according... »

Power Sector

Govt To Introduce Power Bond In Foreign Market

singapore-exchange-307x205 The government has taken initiatives to introduce power bond in foreign bond market for funding power projects in the country. “We want to collect $ 500 million for the PDB initially through introducing power bond in foreign bond market,” Prime Minister’s Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs Adviser Dr Towfiq-e-Elahi... »

Gas Sector

Exploration of Three Offshore Gas Blocks

Petrobangla In Talks With Three Int’l Companies

OFFSHORE Petrobangla commenced negotiations yesterday with three international oil companies (IOCs) for three offshore gas blocks, targeting a conclusion by the end of the month. The three deep sea blocks — DS12, 16 and 21 — are located at depths ranging from 20 to 200 metres, with area 3200 to 3600... »

Petroleum

Kuwait To Help Build Oil Refinery In Bangladesh

aoilworries Kuwait has responded positively to cooperate in establishing an oil refinery in Bangladesh. In response to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s request, Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah assured exploring opportunities in the field of gas and oil. According to a joint statement issued wednesday on conclusion of Sheikh... »

EB Reports

Country To Be Digital With Youth’s Innovation: Nasrul

BUET_LOGO State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said Digital Bangladesh would be materialized by using the young generation’s innovative ideas. “Our 50 percent population is under 25 years, so the country’s future would be built by using the young people’s innovation as well as their innovative... »

Green Pages

Making Bangladesh Ready For Renewables

solar1-337x205 All his life, farmer Nasiruddin saw his poverty ridden village in complete darkness after dusk, with electricity being a distant dream. That changed last year when he installed a solar lantern system. “Life used to stop here after sundown,” he says, “Kerosene lamps were expensive. My children studied in candle... »

Coal Sector

Largest Limestone Discovered In Naogaon

Limestone-minister-360x202 Bangladesh on Thursday claimed to have found the biggest ever limestone deposit in its northern district of Naogaon, capable of meeting the entire demand of the country’s cement industry. State Minister for Minerals Nasrul Hamid told reporters that the deposit was found across an area of 50 sq km up... »

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law in-depth

Feasibility of Brick Kiln Control Act

brick In 2013 the Brick Manufacturing and Brick Kilns Establishment (Control) Act has been passed to establish control over brick manufacturing and brick kiln establishment for the interest of conservation and development of environment and biodiversity. This Act came into force from 1st July 2014, and permits two years’ time limit... »

Environment

10 Killed As Cyclone Roanu Crosses Ctg

CYCLONE ROANU Ten people were killed and many injured as the cyclonic storm ‘Roanu’ struck Chittagong region today, officials said. The storm crossed the coastlines on Chittagong after making a landfall in the region, leaving a trail of devastation across the district. Of the dead, seven were reported from Banskhali upazila alone.... »