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Dhaka Tuesday,  Mar 3, 2015
As the government is looking for augmentation of coal based power to meet the increasing demand, the cabinet today approved a proposal of the Power Division for creating a fund for rehabilitation and social development of the neighbourhoods of coal-fired power plants. The cabinet in its weekly meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair has given approval to the draft of the proposal on ‘Fund... »

Power Sector

Orgenergostroy to engineering survey at Rooppur Nuclear site

nuclear-power-unit-in-2014 “Orgenergostroy”, a Russian based company won the tender and will conduct engineering survey, monitor the environment and develop project documents for the Rooppur NPP site. The work is expected to be completed by September 15, 2015. The tender was floated by Atomenergoproekt, sister concern of Rosatom and an engineering company... »

Gas Sector

LNG Terminal: Deal on term sheet signed

lng Petrobangla, the state-run oil, gas and mineral corporation, signed a “Term sheet for terminal use agreement” with Excelerate Energy Limited Partnership, a Singapore-based US company, at Petrobangla auditorium in the city on Wednesday to install the country’s first floating LNG terminal in Cox’s Bazar. The LNG stands for liquefied natural... »

Petroleum

Is Oil Returning To $100 Or Dropping To $10?

oilprice If you have been following the price of oil over the last few months, the chances are you’re a little confused. On the one hand you have the likes of A. Gary Shilling who, in this Bloomberg article, loudly trumpets the prospect of oil at $10/Barrel, and on the other... »

EB Reports

“Rosatom” science booklet on nuclear energy at Book Fair

February 26, 2015, Dhaka – A popular science illustrated booklet with basic facts about atomic energy in Bangla was unveiled by Russian atomic energy corporation Rosatom at Omor Ekushey Book Fair at Bangla Academy. The presentation of the booklet was supported by the Ministry of the Science and Technology, Bangladesh... »

Green Pages

$100m scheme for clean stoves

stove The government has made a commitment to invest around US$100 million in promoting clean-cooking stove to check women’s health hazard and protect environment with support from local and foreign development partners. The investment will involve formulation of a policy-guideline to promote improved cooking stoves, known as “Bondhu Chula,” popularize the... »

Coal Sector

Asia Energy Plans To Pull Out

Govt in difficulty to scrap deal on Phulbari coal mine

abGCM The government does not have any short-cut option to stop the activities of Asia Energy, now renamed as Global Coal Management (GCM) in Phulbari of Dinajpur, unless it refunds the money the company has already invested to develop the coal mine, observed the Law Ministry. The Law Ministry made the... »

Something to Say

Power utilities freed from political interference: West Bengal

Vidyut_Bhaban To enhance competition and accountability in the energy sector, state power utilities and regulators should be ‘freed’ from political interference, according to a study report by the World Bank. It also points out that the state governments in India need to give greater operational autonomy to their power utilities and... »

Environment

President for developing more climate-resilient crops

precident DHAKA, Feb 25, 2015 (BSS)- Stressing the need for developing different variety of climate-resilient crops, President Abdul Hamid today urged the agriculturists to make agricultural research, education, training and expansion more integrated and modern. “The big challenge for our agriculture is to fulfill the demand of food of the country’s... »