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Dhaka Saturday,  Aug 27, 2016
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina to hold a Press Conference on addressing the Rampal Power Plant issue.  The press conference will be held at 4pm on Saturday at her official residence Ganabhaban. Prime minister is going to express her opinions regarding the Rampal plant and hopefully will answer the critics of the project. Earlier, on Wednesday BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia criticized the Rampal project from every possible aspects and demanded scraping of... »

Power Sector

ECNEC Okays Land Acquisition For Power Plant In Munshiganj

ecnec The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) Tuesday approved five development projects including land acquisition, rehabilitation and environmental impact measurement project for establishing 300-400 MW Supercritical Coal Based Power Plant in Gazaria and Sadar upazila of Munshiganj, with an outlay of Taka 987.80 crore. The approval came at... »

Gas Sector

LPG Cylinder Blasts

lpg It is also important to educate the public, particularly housewives, about the safety precautions in handling the LPG cylinders It is worrying to note that 24 gas cylinder blasts occurred in the Barisal region in the past one year, a report carried in this newspaper recently revealed this. In the... »

Petroleum

BD Gives India Permit To Carry Petroleum Products To Tripura

tripura oil permit Bangladesh has given India route permit to carry petroleum products such as motor spirit, high speed diesel, superior kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas from Assam to Tripura through its territory. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) signed a MoU with Bangladesh’s Roads and Highways Department on Thursday. The High Commission of... »

EB Reports

Phulbari Day today, 10 years of resistance

phulbari-day-energy bangla Today is the 10th anniversary of Phulbari Tragedy Day. On this day in 2006, the then Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Police opened fire on a demonstration organized by the villagers, indigenous people, protesting against open-pit coal-mining by Asia Energy. At least 3 were killed namely Aminul, Salekin, Torikul, 20 more... »

Green Pages

Rooppur Cost $18.23b With Interest

rooppur-power-plant-360x180 Considering the interest on the credit amount of $11.38 billion, Bangladesh has to repay an additional $6.84 billion for materialising the Rooppur nuclear power plant, resulting the total cost to raise up to $18.23 billion, claimed the government officials. It suggests that, one-third of the total investment would be spent... »

Coal Sector

Rampal Power Project

Coal India Exploring Export Opportunity To Bangladesh

rampal-1-337x205 As the domestic demand for coal has started dwindling with surplus stock at power plants, Coal India has started exploring export opportunities, hoping to enter Bangladesh with the upcoming Maitree super-critical thermal project there. A team recently visited Bangladesh and is likely to table its report soon. State-owned power generator... »

Something to Say

Surprise Natural Gas Drawdown Signals Higher Prices Ahead

oil price The U.S. electric power sector burned through a record amount of natural gas in recent weeks, a sign of the shifting power generation mix and also a signal that natural gas supplies could get tighter than many analysts had previously expected. The EIA reported a surprise drawdown in natural gas... »

Environment

Earthquake Hits Bangladesh

earthquake An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit different parts of the country and India, Myanmar and Thailand Wednesday afternoon. The earthquake was felt at 4:37pm in Dhaka. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The epicenter of the quake was 25 km west of Chauk in Myanmar, which... »