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Dhaka Sunday,  Jul 23, 2017

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rampal brifieng The UNESCO backed away from opposing the government’s plan to set up a coal-fired power plant near the Sundarbans because of arguments made about mitigating measures, the prime minister’s energy adviser has said Tawfiq-e​-Elahi Chowdhury briefed the media at Dhaka’s Biddut Bhaban on Sunday, over decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee last week on the world’s largest mangrove forest. Representatives from Bangladesh were able to convince the international society... »
RAMPAL power plant design-energybangla Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, the adviser to the Prime Minister on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs said that, the UNESCO has no objection anymore in installing coal-fired power plant at Rampal. But, before carrying out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) study on the Sundarbans, the government can’t install the second unit of the Rampal power plant. The energy advisor to the prime minister informed the newsman about the objection withdrawal of... »
nasrul hamid energy bangla The UNESCO has given some conditions to Dhaka for implementing Rampal power plant project in the vicinity of the Sundarbans, to protect the world heritage site, a state minister claimed on Friday. Issuing a press release, the foreign ministry on Thursday said the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO had withdrawn its earlier objection to construction of the coal-based power plant near the Sundarbans, a project that triggered widespread criticism and... »
rampal-unesco-toufiq-e-elahi-energybangla-1-337x205 The government says the World Heritage Committee of Unesco has withdrawn its earlier objection to the construction of the coal-based Rampal power plant project at its current location. It has also refrained from adding the Sundarbans to the List of World Heritage in Danger. The decision was made at the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee being held in Krakow, Poland, says a press release issued from the Foreign... »
highcourt The High Court has asked the Rural Electrification Board (REB) to give Siam Khan, who lost his hands after coming in touch with torn wires of REB, Tk 5 million as compensation. The HC order said Siam’s family has to be paid the money within 30 days. After disposing of a rule in this regard, the HC bench comprising justice Kazi Reza-ul Haque and justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order... »
jicakhali The Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA has signed a loan agreement with the Bangladesh government to provide 178.223 billion yen (about $1.59 billion) for six infrastructure projects. Bangladesh will spend the funds on airport expansion, bridges, mass rapid transit system, power plant, underground power substation and water resources, JICA said on its website. Six projects are: expansion of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport ($683 million), construction and repair of Kanchpur,... »
pm-in-perliament-energybangla-338x205 Bangladesh has installed 13,596MW power plants since independence, with the Awami League accounting for more than 61 percent of electricity generation capacity in the last eight years, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. During Wednesday’s parliament session, Hasina provided the figures, responding to a query by ruling MP Mamunur Rashid Kiron from Noakhali. She said the existing power generation capacity, including the captive power plants, stands at 15,351MW. Some old... »
nasrul-patliament-ENERGYBANGLA360x187 State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said the government has a plan to boost the power generation capacity to 2,000 megawatts from the renewable energy sources by 2020. “The government is giving special importance to the renewable energy sources along with the conventional energy sources to ensure electricity for every house by 2021,” he said replying to a query from Jatiya Party lawmaker Semlim Uddin... »
german-ambassador-worries-about-rampal-rooppur-power-plants-337x205 The Nuclear Power Plant Project of Rooppur has got the highest budget allocation of 100 thousand and 136 crore taka as a development project of the government in the proposed budget for the fiscal year of 2017-18. According to the proposed budget, 10 mega top-priority projects of the government has got a total allocation of 32 thousand and 531 crore taka which is 21.21 percent of the total Annual Development... »
budget 2017-18 Finance Minister AMA Muhit in his budget speech said that, the country’s electricity generation capacity has raised while load-shedding was lessened. Already 80 percent of the countrymen has access to electricity, rest 20 percent will get access to electricity within the year of 2021. Country’s dependency on quick rental power plants will also start to decrease after 2018, he added. AMA Muhit also informed that, a number of 33 power... »