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Dhaka Sunday,  Oct 22, 2017

Coal Sector

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... »
abc9 14 May 2014 : Rescuers are hunting desperately for scores of Turkish coal miners still missing after an explosion caused a pit to collapse, killing at least 245. Dozens escaped the pit in Soma, 450km (280 miles) from Ankara, but officials say more than 100 are unaccounted for. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived at the mine after announcing three days of mourning for what will be Turkey’s most deadly... »
abc10 An enterprise of Bangladesh Navy, NOU Kollan Foundation Trading Limited (NKFTCL) is interested to set up a coal-fired power project at Moheshkhali to generate 1320MW electricity. The consortium – NKFTCL, Interport BD Limited (IPBD) and Lone Star Energy LLC (LSEL) has proposed to set up the plant to supply electricity at Tk 7.90 per unit. As per the proposal, the project would be commissioned within 60 months after the deal... »
abc11 Workers of Barpukuria Coal Mining Company Limited in Dinajpur have confined about 50 officials to the administrative building to press for retention of existing manpower. The workers encircled the administrative building on Wednesday morning to prevent the officials from coming out. Coal Mine Workers-Employees Union President Wazed Ali said the authorities had recently finalised a new manpower structure that would employ only 738 people instead of the previous roster strength... »
abc12 Import of coal through six land customs stations in Sylhet region has remained suspended since April 1 as the exporters of the Indian states of Meghalaya and Assam have stopped exporting coal due to sudden rise in excise duty. The suspension of import has left around 30,000 labourers jobless at the land customs stations in the region. Two teams of coal importers one led by Mr Falah Uddin Ali Ahmed... »
thumb34 Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said on 2 march that coal-based power generation projects could help in controlling power crisis to a large extent within a short period of time. He was chairing a meeting to review the matters regarding a comprehensive system for transportation of imported coal for coal power project. Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, Minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Michael, former federal minister... »
abc13 Primary fuel constrained Bangladesh Energy sector appears to be in a dilemma to choose between own coal and imported coal for its medium term energy security. The country has five discovered coal mines in the greater Dinajpoor and Rangpoor Region. The coal reserve is of superior quality – low sulfur, low ash and higher heating value bituminous coal. The shallow depth – (120-500meter,) thick seam muti- seam coal buried under... »