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Dhaka Friday,  Apr 27, 2018

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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.... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
Consumers are strongly against the proposed 15 percent VAT (Value Added Tax) on electricity as they already pay a 5 percent VAT on it. General consumers are against the extended VAT on electricity as well as the proposed VAT has no clear indication on how the VAT will be calculated and collected. Shamsul Alam, an energy advisor of the Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) informed the implications of the proposed... »
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is partnering with governments, communities, and the private sector to help improve the availability and quality of clean and affordable sustainable power in the Pacific region, says a new ADB report. The Pacific Energy Update 2017 provides a comprehensive overview of ADB’s energy-focused work in the Pacific. The publication highlights the impacts of ADB-supported energy initiatives completed in 2016 and ongoing in 2017, while providing... »
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon all to make effective contributions to the preservation of environment and biodiversity along with government efforts. In separate messages on the eve of the World Environment Day-2017, they said this year’s theme of the day – ‘Connecting People to Nature’ — is time-befitting. They wished success of all programmes of the day. In his message, President Abdul Hamid... »
Power sector of the country got top priority in the government’s proposed budget for the FY-2017-18 while energy sector was neglected in terms of budget allocation. The ample gap between budget allocations of these two closely related sectors may result in a complete failure to the government’s master plan regarding these sectors, said the power and energy expertd of the country. According to the energy and power experts of the... »