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Dhaka Thursday,  Oct 19, 2017

Power Sector

bipu Every household in the country will have gas and electricity within the next three years, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu. “We are working towards building the ‘Sonar Bangla’ of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” he said adding that Gazipur’s popular leader Ahsanullah Master had not died but continued to live in the hearts of the people of the country. Nasrul... »
hamid President Abdul Hamid sought support from Bhutan in improving regional connectivity within and beyond South Asia. The president also stressed on Bhutan’s active and effective role in the regional cooperation in water resources management, and electricity and hydro-power connectivity, BSS quoted his Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim as saying. Abdul Hamid spoke on these issues when the visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay called on him at Bangabhaban saturday. The Bhutanese... »

Hasina to Bhutanese PM

Partner us in hydro projects

bhutan Bangladesh saturday urged Bhutan to consider it as a partner in its future hydropower projects as Dhaka and Thimphu agreed to bridge the existing trade gap between the two countries. The request was made at the bilateral talks between the two sides at the Prime Minister’s Office. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay led their respective sides at the meeting. Briefing reporters later, PM’s Press Secretary... »
bangladesh1-blackout Nasrul made the remarks while discussing a report submitted by an inquiry committee with journalists at the Secretariat State Minister for Power And Energy Nasrul Hamid yesterday said lack of adjustment between production and supply of power had caused the blackout across the country on November 1. Nasrul made the remarks while discussing a report submitted by an inquiry committee with journalists at the Secretariat. The formal statement came after... »
PM-MODI_TRIPURA India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked Bangladesh for allowing transportation of heavy cargo like turbines for a 700MW power plant to be set up in its landlocked Tripura state. He welcomed the Bangladeshi dignitaries on the dais on Monday by saying ‘Bangladesher bisishtho othithi, aapnader amar antorik shubeccha’. “I am thankful to Bangladesh for its help to India in transporting the turbines for this project through its territory,” he... »
bipu State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid on Tuesday said that Bangladesh would import a total of 200MW of electricity from Palatana power plant at Tripura in India. He said, 100MW will come in 6-7 months and then another 100MW will come, he told reporters on the sideline of the first technical seminar on the proposed Power System Master Plan 2015. Referring to a discussion with Indian... »
bangladesh-blackout The government is formulating a fresh Power System Master Plan in four years after it made the previous one as a number of major ‘factors’ have changed including the possibility of utilising domestic coal for power generation. Tokyo Electric Power Company or TEPCO is preparing the Power System Master Plan 2015 funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency or Jica, officials said. Jica would submit the final draft on the... »
Parliament The ‘Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special Provision) (Amendment) Bill, 2014’ was placed in Parliament on Sunday seeking another four year extension of some provisions of the exiting law. State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid Bipu moved the bill in the House. The bill was sent to relevant parliamentary standing committee for scrutiny asking it to report back to Parliament by December 30. The bill proposed extension... »
SAARC-Last-Day The SAARC Framework Agreement on Energy Cooperation for a common grid to share power was signed in presence of leaders of the eight member states Thursday, the last day of the 18th SAARC Summit at Kathmandu. Earlier, Nepal’s Foreign minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey told Reuters that the deal will allow creating a seamless electricity grid. The agreement is expected to lead to greater cooperation in the power sector, besides improving... »
Biddutbobin_BG_banglanews24_729674835 The reason behind the grid failure three weeks ago that plunged the entire Bangladesh into an unprecedented blackout will be made public ‘within a day or two’, the government says. “The report will be submitted to me today,” State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid Bipu told reporters after a seminar on Wednesday. Asked what caused the massive power cut, the minister said:”I am yet to see the report.... »