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Dhaka Saturday,  Feb 16, 2019

Power Sector

At the inauguration of “Power & Energy Week 2018”, Summit was awarded the prestigious Best Private Power Generation Company in recognition of fastest implemented power plant in the country. Summit had completed construction-to-power generation of 300 MW power plant in Kodda, Gazipur in only nine months. With this award, Summit became the award winner of the highest national recognition for the power generation five times in a row. The four... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the country’s drawback in power sector during BNP regime was unprecedented, which was not seen any part of the world. Bangladesh’s total electricity generation capacity was 1600-megawatt (MW) when Awami League assumed power in 1996. Most part of the country was plunging into darkness at that time and the government for the first time engaged the private sector to boost the sector. “With the... »
Bangladesh today proposed introduction of solar power grid in the BIMSTEC countries and ‘BIMSTEC Cruise’ on their sea routes. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the two proposals at the BIMSTEC Leaders’ Retreat Session here this morning,” Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque said while briefing reporters after the session at the Poolside of Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza here. The foreign secretary said the prime minister also made a proposal for strengthening... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are going to inaugurate the second Indo-Bangla power gridline on September 10. “The premiers of Bangladesh and India will inaugurate the second Indo-Bangla gridline through videoconferencing on September 10,” state minister for power and energy Nasrul Hamid told on Sunday. The second gridline will facilitate import of 500MW more electricity from India, he said. A total of 640MW electricity is... »
One of the units of Barapukuria coal-fired power plant in Dinajpur has been restarted for five days today after the plant was shut down for about a month due to coal shortage after the Barapukuria coal scam. Among the three units at the power plant, the second unit, which has the capacity to generate 125MW electricity, has been restarted to supply more power to national grid to meet the increasing... »
Second unit of Barapukuria 525MW Coal Fired power plant is going to be restarted from today for five days after almost a month to support the increase power demand during Eid-ul-Azha in eight northern districts of Dinajpur and Rangpur regions. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) is operating the plant in Parbatipur upazila. Power generation of the plant was shut down on July 22 after 1.45 lakh tonnes of coal disappeared... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said power trade through regional cooperation will contribute to the progress of the SAARC region. “SAARC framework agreement for energy cooperation (Electricity) has been signed, while BIMSTEC has been working to increase cooperation,” he said at a seminar on ‘Interaction between Bangladesh and Nepal in Power Sector” in Kathmandu. Bangladesh Embassy in Nepal organized the seminar in collaboration with... »
Bangladesh has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nepal to increase cooperation in the power sector and speed up the process of importing hydro-electricity from Nepal. Apart from the import of hydro-electricity from Nepal through India, the MoU includes investments by Bangladesh in Nepal’s power sector. Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources of Bangladesh, and Barsha Man Pun Ananta, Nepal’ minister for energy, water resources and... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated eight newly constructed power plants, reiterating her government’s target of illuminating every house of the country. “Our aim is to light up every house of the country … we’re working to achieve the goal,” she said while opening eight new power plants, having a total generation capacity of 1742 MW, by unveiling their plaques through a video conference from Ganabhaban here this afternoon. Sheikh... »
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh today signed agreements for $500 million in loans to develop a state-of-the-art 800-megawatt (MW) power plant in Khulna, along with associated connections to natural gas and power transmission facilities. Additional secretary (ADB Wing), of the Economic Relations Division (ERD) Muhammad Alkama Siddiqui and Manmohan Parkash, Country Director, ADB, signed the loan agreements on behalf of Bangladesh and ADB, respectively, at... »