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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jun 19, 2018

Power Sector

Bangladesh has planned to import 6000-7000 MW of power from Nepal, Bhutan and India, said State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid on Saturday. “We’ve now recast our plan to double the future import of electricity from our neighbouring countries. Earlier, our plan was to import 3,000 MW,  he told the concluding session of the two-day “Sector Leaders’ Workshop” at Biduyt Bhaban in the city. Power Division under the... »
Power Division has sought waver of VAT and other duties on import of machinery and necessary equipment for implementing 1320MW coal-fired power project at Rampal near Sundarbans. Power Division Secretary Monowar Islam in a letter to Chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Md Mojiburr Rahman requested to issue Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) on withdrawal of CD, VAT and other duties in this regard. He also requested the... »
The government is going to amend the Power Sector Master Plan (PSMP) due to complications about the local coal extraction. As per PSMP, the government has to generate 11,000MW of electricity by 2030 with local coal. But local coal extraction is still on discussion table. PSMP amendment process has been started already, the amendment proposal will be submitted for approval to concern ministry in October this year, said Power Division... »
A Bimstec meeting yesterday finalised a draft deal to set up power grid connections for electricity trade among its seven member countries — Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. “After years of negotiation, the member states of Bimstec today finalised the draft of the deal,” said Anwar Hossain, joint secretary (development) of the Power Division yesterday. “We are hopeful that this initiative will provide energy security in... »
Country’s all power stations under Power Development Board (PDB) and Rural Electrification Board (REB) have been brought under special security arrangement to protect possible sabotage and arson attack. The tight security measures have been taken following a request of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, sources said. Earlier, the Power Ministry had requested the Home Ministry for additional security measures around all the power plants in the country.State... »
The Bimstec member countries are scheduled to meet in Dhaka next week to finalise a deal to set up a regional inter-grid and to trade electricity intra-regionally. The fifth meeting of the Bimstec Task Force on Trans Power Exchange and Development will be held in Dhaka on March 16. “Under the Bimstec framework, we have been negotiating for the inter-grid for the last five years to pave the way for... »
India’s Reliance Group is investing $3 billion in Bangladesh to set up four power plants with a total capacity of generating 3,000 megawatt electricity. “Initially the Reliance Group will invest $1.5 billion and it will be gradually raised to $3 billion,” the Prime Minister’s Energy Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury told reporters on Thursday. A meeting to undertake coordinated steps to examine the proposal was held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)... »
India today signed another contract with Russia to provide enriched uranium for the Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS). The TVEL Fuel Company, a subsidary working under the aegis of Rosatom, Russia’s atomic energy department, signed the contract with the India’s Department of Atomic Energy for the supply of enriched uranium fuel pellets. “A series of shipments is planned to be made in 2015 to the Nuclear Fuel Center in Hyderabad,... »
Bangladesh now plans import of hydro-electricity from Nepal after India to meet its increasing demand for power. Also, it eyes making joint investments in hydro-power projects with the Himalayan country. Official sources said a deal on the import of 500 megawatt (MW) of hydro-electricity will be signed between the two countries during Kathmandu visit of Nasrul Hamid, Bangladesh’s State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, on March 3-5. However,... »
As the government is looking for augmentation of coal based power to meet the increasing demand, the cabinet today approved a proposal of the Power Division for creating a fund for rehabilitation and social development of the neighbourhoods of coal-fired power plants. The cabinet in its weekly meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair has given approval to the draft of the proposal on ‘Fund... »