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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jan 22, 2019

Power Sector

DHAKA, BANGLADESH (23 October 2013): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh today signed a loan agreement for $12 million in additional financing for a cross-border electricity initiative between Bangladesh and India. Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD) and M. Teresa Kho, Country Director for ADB’s Bangladesh Resident Mission, signed the loan agreement on behalf of Bangladesh and ADB respectively, at a ceremony at... »
Electricity flowing from India to Bangladesh through a new transmission line. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (October 05. 2013) inaugurated the much-awaited Bangladesh-India inter- grid power connectivity heralding a new horizon of partnership and cooperation in power sector between Dhaka and New Delhi. Under the project, a power transmission centre, a substation and 98-kilometre transmission line were constructed to import 500 MW power from India. There is an arrangement for... »
BHERAMARA, Kushtia, Oct 5, 2013: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today assured that her government won’t do anything which would cause damage to the Sundarbans, the world heritage site. “I think that the people should keep faith in me that the Sundarbans will not be damaged, and Sheikh Hasina won’t do anything that will harm the country,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating Bangladesh-India Power Transmission Centre and... »
Electricity will tomorrow begin to flow from India to Bangladesh through a new transmission line, marking South Asia’s first-ever high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnection between two countries and a key step forward in regional power sharing and cooperation. The transmission line will link the eastern electrical grid of India to the western grid of Bangladesh. Testing of the sub-station installations has been ongoing since early September but the interconnection... »
Bangladesh on Friday started drawing power from the Indian grid on a trial basis through a 103-kilometre high-voltage transmission line between Baharampur in Pashchim Banga and Bheramara in Kushtia, officials said. Power Grid Company of Bangladesh is coordinating the transmission from India to Bangladesh. ‘The Indian side started feeding power into the grid at 10:45am. We are checking the flow by up to 175MW,’ the PGCB managing director, Chowdhury Alamgir... »
Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, adviser to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday said that the foundation stone of coal- fired power project at Rampal near Sundarban would be laid on October 22 this year. “It would be built using the latest ultra super critical technology, so it would not affect environment of Sundarban’” the energy adviser said this at a prèss conference at Bidyut Bhaban in the city. Criticising the long-marchers,... »
National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports will start its five day Dhaka-Sundarban Long March today (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. The 400 kilometers stretched long march will start after... »
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... »