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Dhaka Sunday,  Feb 26, 2017

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adp The power division couldn’t utilize a single Taka at a number of 33 several projects of the Annual Development Program (ADP). As of today, PDB’s 8 projects, REB’s 5 projects, PGCB’s 6 projects, DPDC’s 2 projects, Desco’s 3 projects, WZPDCL’s 1 project, EGCB’s 3 projects, Ashuganj power station’s 1 project, CPGC’s 1 project, SREDA’s 1 project, and RPCL’s 2 projects are among these untouched 33 projects. Sources from the power... »
sultana-kamal-energybangla300x205 “We want Electricity too but not by wasting the Sundarbans”, said Sultana Kamal, conveyor of The National Committee for Saving the Sundarbans. The National Committee for Saving the Sundarbans, which is a platform of 53 green organizations observed ‘Sundarbans Day’ and organized a rally in the city on yesterday where Sultana Kamal spoke. Dr. Abdul Matin, Member Secretary of the committee and also general secretary of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA),... »
BERC-chairman-Monowar-Islam-energy-bangla-180x205 The government has appointed a few new faces at the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC), the independent watchdog body of the country’s power and energy sector. Monowar Islam, a former secretary of the power division has been appointed as the new chairman of the BERC and three other fellow members to the chairman were also been appointed. Former managing director of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd Abdul Aziz... »
pdb-173x205 Allegations are there that, the state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board’s (BPDB or PDB) procurement process is engrossed in plentiful corruption. Addressing these issues, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Power, Energy and mineral Resources have recently ordered the PDB to investigate. Complaints are there that, with compliance with some of the corrupt officials of the board, the PDB has been placing purchase orders at a much higher... »
pm-328x205 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has lashed out at the anti-Rampal power plant campaigners saying those who are agitating ‘in Dhaka’ have no idea how far the site is from the Sundarbans. She also asked the protesters to visit the project site to see how far the site is from the Sundarbans instead of ‘shedding tears’ for the Royal Bengal Tigers, ignoring the ‘benefit to the people’. Speaking at the inaugural... »
MD barapukuria-S.M.N Aurangajeb - energy bangla Engineer SM Nurul Aurangajeb, Managing Director of Barapukuria Coal Mine Company Ltd, has been stand-released on charge of corruption. Officials and employees of the coalmine sent a letter to the Prime Minister on January 19 demanding removal of the MD on allegations of irregularities, corruption and nepotism against him.  When Nurul came to know about the matter, he made over 100 staff members pledge with their hands on the Holy... »
Rampal - energy bangla A Human Chain was organized at the city on yesterday supporting the installation of the Rampal Power Plant. The message that the organizers were trying to deliver through this human chain was that, the power plant of Rampal would be a completely environment-friendly establishment which wouldn’t harm the adjacent Sundarbans. The organizers also criticized the anti-Rampal activists and their upcoming half-day hartal on 26th January claiming that, the environmentalists are... »
RAMPAL hartal jpg Police lobbed tear shells and fired rubber bullets to disperse the agitators observing a half-day hartal on today backed by the National committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Natural Resources, Power and Port in the capital. According to the organizers of the hartal, at least 20 were injured including two journalists and the President of Chatra Union, Lucky Akter. The national committee called for a half-day hartal on today demanding cancellation... »
Pressclub-Hartal-03 Following a half-day shutdown to protest the construction of the Rampal power station, The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports has announced  nationwide demonstrations and three major rallies in Khulna. The National Committee’s Member Secretary Anu Muhammad announced the protest calender on Thursday in front of the National Press Club after the shutdown that lasted from 6am to 2pm. A nationwide demonstration will take place... »
RAMPAL SHAHBAGH The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports called for an eight-hour general strike in the capital protesting against government plans to build the coal-fired power plant near the Sundarbans. The proximity of the project to the world’s largest mangrove forest prompted protests from several leftist organisations from the beginning. Environmentalists say the proposed plant would be a significant threat to the Sundarbans, a UNESCO World... »