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Dhaka Wednesday,  Sep 26, 2018

Coal Sector

Coal mining is reinitiated from the Barapukuria coal mine. The mine is now producing around 2 thousand metric tons of coal daily on an average. Barapukuria coal mining authorities informed that, the mine resumes it production on 8th September after a three-month halt. Initially, the miners started experimental mining and after 2 days of experimental mining, they began the regular mining operation. After 15 days of operation, the mining process... »
The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has issued Requests For Proposals (RFPs) for importing 1 lakh metric tonnes of coal to run the Barapukhuria thermal power plant. Under the RFP, interested parties will have to submit their price quotations within 31 August. However, the Adani Group, an Indian conglomerate, has quoted its price at USD 181 per tonne of coal well before the deadline, sources told. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina... »
Only two weeks after the discovery of large quantities of coal going missing from the Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur, as much as 3.60 lakh tonnes of granite, worth Tk 55.23 crore, have now been reported missing from the stock of Maddhapara Granite Mining Company Limited (MGMCL), a state-owned concern under Petrobangla. Last week, the board of directors of MGMCL formed an inquiry committee after obtaining the information from the... »
A government-appointed firm has recommended the open cut method to maximise coal extraction by Barapukuria Coal Mine Company Limited (BCMCL) in Dinajpur. The Australian consultancy firm, John T Boyd, placed the suggestion at a meeting at the Petrobangla Auditorium in the presence of the state minister for energy and power and the secretary of the Energy Division. “If we consider the traditional underground method, the percentage of recovery will be... »
The government is likely to import coal to run the Barapukuria power plant as supply has been disrupted from the local coalmine, said Power Division Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus. “We are planning for importing coal as an alternative,” Kaikaus said on Saturday, adding that a high-level committee has been formed to discuss the issue of importing coal. The 525MW thermal power plant had been running on coal supplied from the Barapukuria... »
Energy and Mineral Resources Division Secretary Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem on Friday said those responsible for the disappearance of 1.44 lakh tonnes of coal from Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL) will be brought to justice. “The responsibility for the shortage of coal lies on the officials. Their claim of system loss is not believable. The officials will be brought to justice following further probe,” he said while talking... »
Board members of the Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCL) have found only 1,000-1,500 tonnes of coal in its yards, contrary to its demand that the company keeps a stock of 144,000 tonnes. “Earlier, BCMCL officials stated that there could be one lakh tonne of coal under the yards. We’ve dug up the surface in front of all officials to verify their claim and found only 1,000-1,500 tonnes. So, we... »
A case is filed against 19 officials of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL), including its erstwhile managing director Habib Uddin Ahmed, who has been made an officer on special duty (OSD) after 1.44 lakh tonnes of coal disappeared mysteriously from the BCMCL yard site in Dinajpur. Petrobangla Chairman Abul Mansur Mohammad Faizullah told Energy Bangla yesterday that the case will be filed by an official of the BCMCL in... »
The Anti-Corruption Commission has found abnormalities in the coal extracted from the mine in Dinajpur’s Barapukuria in its initial investigations. Its five investigators found no trace of 144,000 tonnes of coal on the yard of the mine during an inspection on Monday afternoon. According to papers, 146,000 tonnes of coal was supposed to be on the yard, but the investigators found only around 2,000 tonnes, Benazir Ahmed, a deputy director... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered a full investigation into the disappearance of 116,000 tonnes of coal from the Barapukuria mine in Dinajpur. Amidst intense discussions over the issue, Hasina went to the Secretariat on Monday and held a meeting with State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu, secretaries to related departments, Petrobangla Chairman Abul Mansur Md Faizullah and other relevant officials. “The prime minister has... »