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Dhaka Sunday,  Apr 30, 2017

Coal Sector

abc14 The final report of water modelling and hydro-geological survey on Barapukuria coal mine says open-pit mining is possible there. The government has planned open-pit coal mining at the northern part of Barapukuria coal field in Dinajpur to use the extracted coal in power plants. The Institute of Water Modelling, which conducted the survey, has suggested carrying out a mandatory geo-technical feasibility study before making the decision of open-pit mining.The survey... »
abc1 Forrest Cookson: On August 26, 2006 in the Phulbari are of Dinajpur a clash between the security forces and rioters resulted in people being injured and the death of three persons shot by the security forces. This was an unnecessary tragedy. The riots took place at a time when the “Oil and Gas Protection Committee” (OGPC) was organizing demonstration against the mine. This organization has always circulated incorrect information about... »
abc2 India’s Supreme Court has ruled that all coal mining licences awarded between 1993 and 2010 are illegal. Successive governments gave rights to mine coal to state and private companies in a manner which was “not fair and transparent” and without competitive bidding, the court said. The court will now examine whether 218 such licences should be cancelled. India’s federal auditors say the country lost $210bn (£134bn) because coalfield rights were... »
abc3 Politicians, academics and rights defenders on Friday demanded immediate implementation of Phulbari agreement signed in 2006 stating that open-pit method would not be followed in mining coal at Phulbari in Dinajpur. They made the demand at a discussion organised by Dhaka City unit of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports at Maitri Auditorium at the Communist Party of Bangladesh central office marking Phulbari Day,... »
abc5 The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) today approved the 1,200-megawatt Matarbari coal-fired power project worth Tk 35,984 crore. Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jaica) will provide Tk 28,939 crore in loans for the project, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told journalists after an Ecnec meeting. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting at the NEC auditorium in the capital. Mustafa Kamal said the power plant will add... »
abc4 A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported. Twelve other miners were rescued from the privately owned mine in Huainan city in Anhui province after Tuesday’s blast, one of whom suffered burns, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Rescuers pulled out two bodies Wednesday, including the driver... »
abc6 Shamim Jahangir: The proposed open-pit mining at Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur depends on lifting of 344 million cubic metres of water and its successful management. This was disclosed at a workshop on water modeling at Barapukuria coal mine held in Dhaka on Thursday. Petrobangla Chairman Prof Hossain Monsur, former Petrobangla chairman Mosharaf Hossain, Petrobangla Director (Operation) M Quamruzzman, Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) representative, IWM representative and concerned senior... »
abc7 The people of Phulbari area organized an open rally demanding implementation of the Phulbari coalmine. The rally was organized in the Friday morning at the Phulbari Bus Stand . Hundreds of people joined the rally. The speakers in the rally with the slogan “Want Immediate Implementation of the Phulbari Coalmine” raised strong voices to the Government for immediate implementation of the coalmine for resolving unemployment problem of the area. Otherwise... »
abc8 People of Phulbari Demanded Coal Extraction for Employment in an open meeting and Procession held toady Organized by Phulbari Dwellers. Speakers of the gathering said, Government should come forward to extraction coal from the area for the sake of regional development. Meeting was held on `Phulbari Coal Resource and Our Development Thoughts’ at the Dak Bangla premise, Dhaka Morh with the chair of freedom fighter Mr. Anwarul Islam. There was... »
By Sam Dodson A new report has noted that China’s planned shift away from coal puts up to US$ 21 billion of investments at risk. China’s increasing efforts to reduce coal use and move to cleaner fuels is a worry for investors, who have benefited from the Asian powerhouse’s heavy reliance on coal to fuel its economic growth over the past three decades. China now burns half the coal that... »