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Dhaka Friday,  Apr 27, 2018

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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... »
The ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources has launched an idea hunting competition also known as ‘Power and Energy Hackathon’ which the ministry thinks will help to find sustainable solutions to the country’s prevailing energy crisis. The two-day hackathon is setting off today at the city’s international convention city of Bashundhara area. The state minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid is expected to inaugurate the 2... »
The National Committee to Protect Oil-Gas, Natural Resources and Power-Port is likely to organize a grand rally on 20th April in Khulna protesting the controversial Rampal power plant which is located near the Sundarbans region. The national committee made the announcement at a press conference at Mukti Bhaban in the city on Tuesday. Convener of the national committee Engineer Sheikh Muhammad Shahidullah read out a written statement at the press... »
US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia S Bernicat on Monday said her country is interested to work in renewable energy sector of Bangladesh. “Companies from the public and private sectors are showing their keen interests to work in Bangladesh’s power and energy sector,” she said this while paying a courtesy call on State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid at his ministry office Monday. Reciprocating to the US... »
The nation is set to celebrate “Pahela Baishakh”, Bengali New Year 1424, amid much enthusiasm and traditional gaiety on Friday. Different socio-cultural organizations and government institutions will organize different programs including musical functions, colorful marches and street side Baishakhi fairs in the city as elsewhere across the country to welcome the Bengali New Year. Chhayanat Sangeet Vidyatan, a leading institutions of Bengali culture, will welcome the new year playing Sitar... »
International Islamic Trade and Finance Corporation (IITFC) has come up with a proposal for funding country’s power and energy infrastructure projects. The proposal came when an IITFC high level delegation called on State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid at his secretariat office in the city yesterday. The IITFC – an extended hand of Islamic Development Group – is now funding for petroleum fuels purchase. But the funding has... »