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Dhaka Sunday,  Feb 18, 2018

Power Sector

hamid President Abdul Hamid, now in New Delhi on a six-day visit to India, today sought more cooperation from the neighbouring country in the power sector to meet the growing electricity demand at home. The President sought the support when Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a call on him at his place of residence at Rashtrapati Bhaban. After the meeting, President’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said that Abdul Hamid... »
DSC00564-323x205 The KfW, on behalf of the German Government, today signs an agreement with Bangladesh to provide funds for the energy transmission sector. The German Development Cooperation provides grant funds of about €320 million to support renewable energy and energy efficiency of the Bangladesh power sector. From this fund, a Financing Package of €60 million (comprising of €15 million grant and a promotional loan of €45 million) is being signed between... »
semi The state minister for power, energy and mineral resources has cited the increase in people’s incomes and use of technology to justify the government’s plan to hike the prices of electricity. The power prices were last increased in March after the Awami League came to power for the second consecutive term. Now the government is considering another hike in the face of the BNP’s threat to start a non-stop movement... »
china A company in one Chinese city has money to burn, and is using it to make electricity, it’s reported. The power plant in Luoyang, central Henan Province, is burning old and damaged banknotes instead of coal – the first time this has been done in China, the official Xinhua news agency reports. The plant says one tonne of notes can generate more than 600 kWh of electricity, and is better... »
Tawfiq-E-Elahi To bolster bilateral energy ties, Bangladesh has suggested setting up of a thermal power plant through a joint venture in India, reports The Economic Times. In this regard, Bangladesh has proposed that a coal block could be allocated to the joint venture entity while power generated from the plant could be supplied to Bangladesh. The proposed plant would be on the lines of 1,320 MW thermal project in Rampal- being... »
president President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged the people to stop misuses of electricity so that others would be able to get electricity when needed. “Don’t think I could use electricity as per wish, yes you may able to pay for it but don’t forget you have a responsibility for your society and the nation. If you stop the misuse of electricity, the precious thing is that other people would get chance... »
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... »