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Dhaka Monday,  Aug 21, 2017

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toufiq-e-elahi-330x205 The construction work of Rampal Power Plant will continue as the UNESCO has endorsed the government’s scientific statement at the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee. “Necessary infrastructure will also be constructed at the site as per recommendations of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO,” Prime Minister’s Energy Affairs Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Bir Bikram, told a press conference over the Rampal power plant project at Bidyut Bhaban. He... »
power-transmission-line-272x205 The cabinet with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair today gave final approval to the draft of Biddut Ain, 2017′ with tougher provisions against sabotage, destruction of the power infrastructure and illegal practices of pilferage. “The draft proposed for minimum seven years and maximum 10 years of imprisonment and highest penalty of Taka 10 crore or both for any sabotage or destruction in any electricity infrastructure or damage to... »
telgas-commity-337x205 National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power, and Ports member secretary professor Anu Muhammad reads out committee’s 25-year master plan on power and energy, at a media briefing at the National Press Club on Saturday. Photo: Focus BanglaUnveiling a 25-year master plan (2017-41) on power and energy, the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power, and Ports on Saturday claimed that power generation is possible at... »
sangsad-bhaban-334x205 The parliamentary standing committee has alleged that, the state-run Power Development Board (PDB), Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC), Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (DESCo) and West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd (WZPDCL) has violated the Constitution. The four state-run agencies have failed to carry out a bunch orders set by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on public accounts of the Jatiya Sangsad. The Parliamentary Standing Committee has expressed its discontent... »
Rampal Bangladesh study trust - energy bangla Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, BB, the advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on Energy, Power and Mineral Resources has called the protesters of Rampal project for assisting the government with more researches and support in favor of the Ramapl power plant project. Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has called for such assistance from the protesters while talking in a seminar titled ‘Padma to Rampal’ held at the National Press Club on Monday.... »
Rampal-360x202 The waterways that will be used to transport the required coal for the coal-fired power plant of Rampal is likely to be dredged. A deal is already signed with the Dredging Corporation of India to dredge the waterways. Mongla Port authority has signed a deal with the Indian dredging corporation on Sunday at Mongla. Commodore Faruqe Hasan, the chairman of the Mongla Port, project officer Shaukat Ali, deputy high commissioner... »
anu muhammad-energybangla India and China have already shut down many coal-fired plants because they are bad for the environment and shifted their energy dependency to renewable sources, but these countries are interested to set up such power plants in Bangladesh, economist Prof Anu Muhammad said today. “Is Bangladesh a dumping ground where they would implement their abandoned projects?” the professor said, suggesting that the government should embrace renewable energy like the neighbouring... »
summit with mahila parishad As part of CSR activity, Summit Group’s Chairman Muhammed Aziz Khan handed over a cheque of taka 50 lakh to BMP President Ayesha Khanam. Director Summit Group Azeeza Khan, BMP General Secretary Maleka Banu and other senior officials were present at the event. Muhammed Aziz Khan said, “How can we be economically free if every other person in the planet is not receiving their share? How can we respect ourselves... »
DPDC md-energybangla Engineer Bikash Dewan has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC) on Thursday. He has joined at his new workplace on Thursday. Before joining at DPDC Eng Bikash Dewan served Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) as the chief engineer (planning and design). Eng Bikash Dewan completed his graduation as a BSC Eng. from the former Bangladesh Institute of Technology, Chittagong (BIT) which is... »
vat The government in its recent proposed budget for the FY 2017-18 imposed a 15 percent VAT on electricity and want it to implement from July 1st of this year. However, negotiations are going on to decide where the VAT will be imposed as it can be imposed either on the distribution companies or directly on the end customers. Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) is likely to have a meeting on... »