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Dhaka Friday,  Apr 27, 2018

Power Sector

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... »
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 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... »
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... »
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

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... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
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... »