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Dhaka Sunday,  Apr 30, 2017

Power Sector

thumb7 The government approved hard loans of half a billion US dollar for three power development projects. The ministry of power, energy and mineral resources official said the ‘non-concessional loan committee’ of the government, headed by Finance Minister AMA Muhith, approved taking of US$552 million hard loan. $257 million loan will be borrowed for setting up a 331-megawatt (MW) power plant at Shahjibazar, $85 million for enhancing capacity of 150MW Sylhet... »
thumb30 The state-run Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) has started importing 422MW of power from Indian grid since 3 December, Tuesday morning. On the day, Indian public sector power authority NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam supplied 175MW of power and its private sector authority PTC India Limited supplied 247MW of power, officials said. PGCB’s managing director Chowdhury Alamgir Hossain told that `Today we have started receiving between 420MW and 422MW of... »
thumb44 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €82m loan to Bangladesh in support of a project that aims to boost the country’s power generation, transmission and distribution capacity.The loan will finance two specific projects under the program that include conversion of the Baghabari and Shagibacar gas-fired plants to combined-cycle power plants, leading to efficiency improvements, increase in generation capacity without any rise in the amount of fuel used, which eventually... »
thumb62 The government has unveiled a plan to generate 24,000 MW of electricity by the year 2021 to meet the country’s growing demand for power. At a seminar held at Bidyut Bhaban in Dhaka on 18 November, the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDP) unveiled a strategy paper titled “Power sector master plan 2010: Strategy towards 24,000 MW by 2021”. While presenting the keynote paper Md. Mizanur Rahman, Director, System Planning of... »
thumb61 Saleque Sufi: The government of Sheikh Hasina led Grand Alliance on the evening of 12th achievement for touching the milestone in power generation capacity of 10,000-megawatt with a grand and cheerful jubilation. The celebration was launched in the evening with a spectacular fireworks and laser show at the picturesque Hatirjheel Lake in the capital. The lake, meticulously designed with bridges, overpasses and walkways, took a different look amid presence of... »
thumb64 Bangladesh, starving for less than 4,000 megawatt electricity only five years back, today celebrated touching the milestone of power generation capacity of 10,000-MW with a grand and cheerful jubilation. The celebration was launched this evening with a spectacular fireworks and laser show at picturesque Hatirjheel Lake, enjoyed by thousands of people. The lake, meticulously designed with bridges, overpasses, walkways and lake flows in the heart of the city took a... »
thu The government will tomorrow celebrate its achievement in increasing the country’s power generation capacity up over to 10,000MW leaving up to 39 per cent of the capacity unused. According to the data for Friday available with the state-run Power Development Board, the installed power generation capacity is 10,213MW while over 4,000MW of it has no use due to shortage of affordable fuel supply, technical glitches and lost capacity of old... »
thumb66 Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) has signed an agreement with Lakthanavi Power Ltd, a Sri Lankan firm, to set up a 52 MW dual-fuel power plant in Jangalia under Commilla district within next 15 months. According to the agreement, the Sri Lankan firm will set up the power plant with capacity of 52.2 MW. Gas and furnace oil would be use here as a primary fuel, however, when it will... »
thumb67 DHAKA, BANGLADESH (23 October 2013): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh today signed a loan agreement for $12 million in additional financing for a cross-border electricity initiative between Bangladesh and India. Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD) and M. Teresa Kho, Country Director for ADB’s Bangladesh Resident Mission, signed the loan agreement on behalf of Bangladesh and ADB respectively, at a ceremony at... »
thumb71 Electricity flowing from India to Bangladesh through a new transmission line. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (October 05. 2013) inaugurated the much-awaited Bangladesh-India inter- grid power connectivity heralding a new horizon of partnership and cooperation in power sector between Dhaka and New Delhi. Under the project, a power transmission centre, a substation and 98-kilometre transmission line were constructed to import 500 MW power from India. There is an arrangement for... »