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Dhaka Saturday,  May 26, 2018

Power Sector

National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports will start its five day Dhaka-Sundarban Long March tomorrow (Tuesday) to press scrapping the Rampal Thermal Power Plant project including its seven point demand. The National Committee called on the Awami League-led grand alliance government to scrap the project to save the Sundarban, the largest mangrove forest in the world. Anu Muhammad, the member secretary of the national committee,... »
Green activists on Friday demanded that all activities of the project to set up 1,320MW coal-based thermal power plant at Rampal in Bagerhut near the Sundarban be stopped immediately. They made the demand at a rally organised by National Committee to Save the Sundarban in front the National Press Club in the city protesting against government ban on the rally at Foyla of Rampal. The Committee was scheduled for September... »
FHM Humayan Kabir The Planning Commission (PC) has sent back three power plant project proposals to the Power Division asking the latter to take opinion of the Economic Relations Division (ERD) on its borrowing hard-term loans for setting up the same, officials said Wednesday. The Commission’s Project Evaluation Committee (PEC) at its review meeting, held recently, asked the Division for submitting ERD’s opinion on whether the commercial borrowing to the... »
None of the private entrepreneurs who won contracts from the present government to build long-term power plants have yet succeeded in installing them. Since coming to power in 2009, the government awarded contracts to private entrepreneurs for the installation of 28 long-term plants which were expected to have started generating a total of 3,017MW of power by August 2013. Now there are 26 contracts which had been due to provide... »
Bangladesh is going to sign a supplementary power purchase agreement (PPA) with India on importing ‘interim electricity’ from that country, an official said. As per Indian condition, the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will pay the bill to National Vidyut Vyper Nigam Limited (NVVN) of India for purchasing 550MW of electricity through signing a supplementary PPA, concerned official said. “India has sought interim electricity bill as per guidelines of Central... »