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Dhaka Saturday,  Sep 5, 2015
Four private borrowers, mostly from the power sector, got loans of $120.72 million from seven banks and financial institutions under an investment promotion programme of the World Bank. Dhaka Bank gave $58.5 million to Ashuganj Energy Ltd, which would set up a 200-megawatt gas-based power plant. Eastern Bank, Mutual Trust Bank and Trust Bank jointly provided $20 million to Midland Power Company to help establish a 51MW power plant in... »

Power Sector

Shikalbaha Power Plant Shut After Fire

shikolbaha power plant The Sikalbaha power plant of Power Development Board with 60 megawatt electricity production capacity has been turned off after to sudden fire at the transformer of the plant on Sunday afternoon. Fire service officials said around 4:00pm due to some technical glitch, a transformer of the power plant caught fire... »

Gas Sector

355 Industrial Units To Get New Gas Connections

gas11 The government will provide new gas connections and additional gas load to 355 industrial units across the country though the country is facing a shortfall of 500mmcfd-600mmcfd. A special committee led by Prime Minister’s power and energy adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury took the decision to give new gas connections to... »

Petroleum

Cabinet Okey Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation Law

cabinet The Cabinet has endorsed a proposal to make into a law the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation Ordinance, which was promulgated during the military regime. The final approval for the draft ‘Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation Law, 2015’ came at a regular meeting on Monday, presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Cabinet Secretary... »

EB Reports

ENERGY PRICE HIKE :

Govt Lands Further Blow to Living Costs

power-337x205 People reeling under rising cost of living received a further blow as the government raised the prices of electricity and gas for households, industries and transportation. The latest round of energy price hike, which will come into effect from September 1, will hit low – and middle – income families... »

Green Pages

What’s Really At Stake With The Iran Nuclear Deal

nuke plant armenia Recently, I wrote on these pages that a remarkable turnaround was taking place in the President’s fortunes. It’s an impressive display of rising from the depths of falling popularity last fall, and it is starting to be felt in many areas, with major impacts on the future of energy. At... »

Coal Sector

independent consultant on coal issues : Seminar suggests

coal-337x205 Experts and scientists of MONASH University and RMIT of Melbourne have suggested  Bangladeshi policy makers should appoint an independent consultant to examine  coal issues for ensuring safe transformation from gas-fired power generation to coal-fired power. “As Bangladesh is planning to generate huge power from coal and set to run the... »

Something to Say

The Saudi Oil Price War Is Backfiring

fuel graf Saudi Arabia has long enjoyed the status of being the top crude oil exporter in the world. With record production of 10.564 million barrels per day in June 2015, Saudi Arabia has been one of the major driving forces behind the current oil price slump. The Saudis have kept their... »

Environment

Human-elephant conflict increasing

elephent At least 226 people died and 62 elephants were killed in last 12years and a half in growing incidents of human-elephant conflicts, said forest officials. They as well as wildlife conservationists blamed destruction of elephant habitats as the main cause for the incidents. They said that elephants were being squeezed... »