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Dhaka Friday,  Aug 17, 2018

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Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (Pvt.) Limited (BIFPCL) has distributed school bags, water bottles and umbrella among the students and teachers of Rampal upazila of Bagerhat. As a part of community development activities around the Maitree Super Thermal Power project the company distributed those items among the 800 students and teachers of four schools of Rajnagar and Hurka Union of Rampal. The distribution ceremony took place in a function organized by... »
Today Bangladesh’s largest publicly listedindependentpower producerSummit Power Limited has received the Integrated Management System (IMS) certifications for its Barisal and Narayanganj Unit II power plants. The IMS certification includes Environment Management System (EMS)– ISO 14001:2015, Quality Management System (QMS) – ISO 9001:2015 and Occupational Health and Safety Assessment (OHSAS) – OHSAS 18001:2007. As a resultof these certifications, Summit is showingcontinued commitment to its business performance and gaining competitive advantage. Bureau... »
In its efforts to boost quality education in its areas of operation under its social investment programs, Chevron has continued its support of four schools near its Bibiyana Gas Field. A simple ceremony was held with representatives of the four selected schoolsat the gas field. The funds will enable school management to recruit additional faculty in English, Science and Mathematics to improve quality of teaching in those subjects. Three teachers... »
Finance Minister AMA Muhith today proposed Taka 24,921 crore for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry in the budget for 2018-19 fiscal for the overall development of the country’s power and energy sector. “We supply electricity to about 92 percent of the country’s area and 90 percent households get electricity connections and our immediate goal is to raise power generation capacity from existing 16,046MW to 24,000MW by 2021,” he said... »
Bangladesh has unveiled a Tk 4.65 trillion budget for fiscal 2018-19. The figure is an increase of 25 percent from the revised budget and more than 16 percent higher than the original budget of the outgoing fiscal year. The budget has largely focused on infrastructure, along with a major push to scale up social safety net, and other nationally important projects. Finance Minister AMA Muhith, 85, is set to present... »
The nation’s dream satellite, Bangabandhu-I, was launched in the early hours of today. The historic event of Bangladesh’s debut in the space society took place at 2:14 am Bangladesh time when the country’s first geostationary communication satellite started its voyage towards the orbital slot from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, the USA. Falcon 9, the finest rocket of American firm SpaceX, started to carry the satellite to the orbit... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said the government is working to supply electricity smoothly and speedily at affordable prices along with ensuring clean energy. “Bangladesh is progressing fast and to maintain this trend, we need uninterrupted power supply in the country,” he said, speaking as the chief guest at a workshop at a local hotel here. Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, Monash University... »
Developed countries should demonstrate greater energy responsibility towards the demand-side management of power wastage and develop frontier technologies to make smart and renewable energy available to developing countries, said Prime Minister’s Energy Adviser Tawfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury. The current government has achieved unprecedented success in ensuring energy security by quadrupling power generation and championing energy and power grid connectivity with the neighbours in the past nine years, he said yesterday. He made... »
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar in commemorating 47th Independence Day on Monday. Hamid and Hasina placed the wreaths at the National Memorial at 6am and observed moments of silence, while a contingent from the Army, Navy and Air Force saluted the martyrs. Cabinet members, justices, top civil... »
In an inspirational show of unity and joy, the people from all walks of life today had a unique opportunity to join gleeful celebrations across the country to become witnesses of Bangladesh’s historic achievement of getting eligibility for graduating to a developing country. The capital Dhaka and other cities and towns of the country wore festive looks this afternoon as people in hundreds attended jubilant celebrations organized to mark the... »