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Dhaka Tuesday,  Mar 28, 2017

Power Sector

power-line-337x205 The government plans to open power market allowing private entrepreneurs to play in electricity generation, transmission and distribution. To make the power market open, the government included a provision in a draft law which is now set to be placed before the parliament to replace the 105-year old law, said officials. ‘In a bid to create an open market for power sector, the government will establish the power market and... »
power-waste-259x205 A new company named Waste Power Generation Company (WPGC) is going to be formed soon to generate electricity from the wastes. The company will be formed with a collaboration with both the City corporations of Dhaka, Power Development Board (PDB), Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) and Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (DESCo). The state minister said that, the mega city Dhaka produces at least 5,000 tonnes of waste every day.... »
pm-328x205 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated the hundred percent electrification program of six Upazilas of the country. She then urged the mass people to be sober while using electricity. The government has successfully electrified six Upazilas of different districts namely, Tungipara of Gopalganj, Bandar of Narayanganj, Palash of Narsingdi, Boalkhali of Chittagong, Adarsa Sadar of Comilla and Bholahat of Chapainawabganj district. The Prime Minister on Saturday has inaugurated the... »
nasrul-hamid-337x205 Six of the Upazillas of the country is about to be 100 percent electrified. The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the 100 percent electrification process of these six Upazilas through a video conference at 10 AM on August 13th. The state minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid confirmed about the program in a press briefing held at his ministry office on Thursday. The Upazilas are Tungipara... »
sundarban-press-337x205 The National Committee to Protect Oil-Gas-Natural Resources and Power-Port once more claimed to stay away from installing the Rampal Power Plant or to move it to somewhere else. The leaders from 53 different social and environmental and other organizations merged with the national committee towards the Rampal issue and organized a Press Conference on Wednesday. The press conference was held at Dhaka Reporters Unity. Sultana Kamal, the Convener of the... »
power-line-337x205 A  joint venture between state-owned North-West Power Generation Company and Singaporean private firm Sembcrop signed a contract Monday to set up a 414 MW dual-fuel combined cycle power plant in Sirajganj by December 2018. The Singaporean company entered into a 71:29 joint venture with the North-West Power Company to implement the project. The JV called “Sembcrop North-West Power Company” will invest $412.5m to set up the project. In the equity,... »

Cabinet Approved Draft Power Bill- 2016

10-yr jail for sabotage in electricity infrastructures

cabinet The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of ‘The Power Bill, 2016’ keeping a provision of harsher punishment of maximum 10 years jail and Tk 10 crore fine or both for carrying out any act of sabotage in any electricity infrastructure. The draft law also has a provision for introducing independent system operator (ISO) to operate the country’s power system in a coordinated manner, reports UNB. The approval... »
minister-metre-337x205 The government has finalized a plan to install as many as 1 crore 32 lacs and 36 thousands of prepaid meters in the next five years (2016-2021) and Rural Electrification Board (REB) of Bangladesh alone will be responsible for installing 1 crore of them. A discussion program was organized titled “Introducing Prepaid Meter system for customer Service” on the occasion of intl. Public Service day in the Mukti hall of... »
anu-muhammad-337x205 The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports announced to hold a countrywide sit-in program on 20th August to repeal the project of Rampal. Prof Anu Mohammad, the National Committee member secretary made the call for this sit-in program in a protest rally held in front of the National Press club on Saturday. Prof Anu remarked that, there is always an alternative to installing a particular... »
matarbari-power-360x198 The deadline of the Tender of JICA (Japan Intl. Co-operation Agency) funded 1,200 MW Matarbari Power Plant has been extended. As reported by the Coal Power Generation Company (CPGC), the executing agency, 24th of July, 2016 was the last date of tender submission, which is currently extended to 24th of August, 2016. JICA asked for the extension of the deadline due to the security reasons in the wake of Gulshan... »