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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jul 17, 2018

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Md Ruhul Amin, who is now deputy secretary at the Economic Relations Division, has been sent to jail on charges of embezzling Tk 462 million after seeing his appeal for bail extension rejected. Ruhul Amin allegedly embezzled the money from Matarbari coal-fired power plant project when he was deputy commissioner of Cox’s Bazar district in 2014. He appeared before the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Cox’s Bazar, Md Toufique Aziz, and... »
Bangladesh is set to impose its own carbon tax on fuel next month – despite the hugely climate-vulnerable country producing relatively tiny per capita emissions. The tax is expected to be put in place on June 1 as part of the country’s annual budget and will be part of a larger bundle of “green” measures, Nojibur Rahman, chair of the National Board of Revenue, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in... »
Forum for Energy Reporters, Bangladesh (FERB) has formed its new executive committee through election for next two years. The elected office bearers of FERB are Chairman Arun Karmaker (Prothom Alo), Vice Chairman Azizur Rahman (Financial Express), Executive Director Sadrul Hasan (UNB), Director (Development and Finance) Rafiqul Bashar (Channel I), Director (Research and Training) Lutfar Rahman Kakon (Daily Amader Somoy), Director (Data Bank) Borhanul Haque Samrat (News 24  Television), Director (Entertainment... »
Nasrul Hamid, the state minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources said that, the energy and power trade between Bangladesh and India needed to be balanced. Bangladesh have been importing primary fuels and even electricity from India and in return, India’s eastern state Tripura might import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Bangladesh as well, he stated. The state minister said so while he was addressing in a seminar on ‘Power... »
The National Economic Council (NEC) yesterday approved a Tk 1,53,331 crore Annual Development Programme (ADP) for fiscal year 2017-18 (FY18), giving top priority to transport sector infrastructures, energy, education and health. The approval came at the NEC meeting held at its Conference Room in Sher-e-Banglanagar with NEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Of the Tk 1,53,331 crore original ADP, Tk 96,331 crore will come from the... »
The  state minister for power, energy and mineral resource, Nasrul Hamid on Sunday  told parlaimetn that Norway’s sovereign wealth fund’s exclusion of Bharat Heavy Electricals from its investment portfolio has no relation with Rampal power plant. Nasrul Hamid while replying a supplementary question of Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam at the parliament on Sunday also said that Greenpeace concern about death of premature due to power plant is ‘wrong’. ‘Norway’s... »
The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports urged the state-run agencies to procure the assets of US giant Chevron-operated gas fields, as the company is winding up its operation from Bangladesh. The committee in a statement alleged that, the government is not strengthening the state-run agencies to direct the country’s energy sector, rather the energy sector is now mostly governed by the foreign authorities from... »
Students from the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) has found a way to use water hyacinth as a smokeless means of cooking fuel for the villagers. The SUST team had to find the solution of ‘biomass gas stove implementation’ that was given by the competition authority and they have solved the problem in such a creative way. This wasn’t the only mind blowing solutions, students from other engineering... »
Bangladesh and Bhutan have reaffirmed to further consolidate bilateral ties and agreed to work bilaterally and sub- regionally to boost cooperation in the areas of power, water resources, and connectivity for mutual benefit. A joint statement issued after the three-day state visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Bhutan said today that the two countries also agreed to continue to work together for greater peace, prosperity and development in the... »
National Committee to Protect Sundarbans Convenor Sultana Kamal has alleged the government is hiding the correct information about the Rampal coal-fired power plant project from the public. Addressing a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Wednesday, she said the government has been making untrue statements regarding the proposed Rampal plant at home and abroad, reports UNB. Criticising the government for allowing the Indian Exim Bank to finance it, she... »