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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jul 17, 2018

Coal Sector

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... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
Because of political turmoil a huge quantity of coal has remained stacked up in the coal stockyard of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd [BCMCL]. The stockyard has a capacity of 1.5 lakh tonnes of coal, but they have kept around 4 lakh tonnes there. Besides, 250MW power plant of Bangladesh Power Development Board in Barakuria, which is the largest coal consumer of the mine, has temporarily stopped taking delivery of... »
Prime Minister Muhammed Nawaz Sharif along with ex-president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari will perform ground-breaking of Thar coal mining project and 660MW coal fired electricity generating plant at Islamkot near here on Friday. All arrangements have been finalized by the Sindh Government as well as district administration Tharparkar about Prime Minister’s visit, said Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar Makhdoom Aqeel Zaman while talking to APP here on Thursday. It may be... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has left the coal extraction issue to future technology saying that her government’s first priority is to protect the land of farmers, says State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid. “The Prime Minister has given us a directive regarding coal extraction saying that the first of all we need food security and land use,” said Nasrul Hamid while briefing reporters about the PM’s meeting with... »
[Warsaw, Poland—November 23, 2013] Countries have been exposed at the climate negotiations, in Warsaw, as beholden to vested interests, such as the dirty fossil fuel lobby, after they once again missed an opportunity to put the world on a pathway to securing a comprehensive climate action plan in 2015, according to Climate Action Network. “At the time when climate impacts are hitting communities around the world, we have seen the... »
The Dinajpur Southeast Development Front- an organization for regional development announces the successful completion of a campaign of mass signature supporting coal resource development of the area. Over 50,000 people from Phulbari, Birampur, Parbatipur and Nawabganj Upazilas of Dinajpur have signed on a petition to the honorable Prime Minister calling for the extraction and utilization of natural mineral resources lying beneath their soil with the aim of comprehensive development of... »