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Dhaka Monday,  Dec 17, 2018

Power Sector

The World Bank has approved $560 million for two projects in Bangladesh to improve power supply and help microenterprises become environmentally sustainable. “The World Bank is helping Bangladesh overcome barriers to higher growth. Unreliable power supply and environmentally-unstainable enterprises hinder a county’s competitiveness and poverty reduction efforts,” Zahid Hussain, World Bank’s acting country director for Bangladesh, said in a statement on Friday. “By improving electricity transmission and helping in micro-enterprises... »
Bangladesh has over 70 public and private sector power plants presently under construction. These power plants will add 18,905 MW to the national power capacity. Out of these nearly 47 are going to be operational in next five years. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told Nuclear Asia: “The government is working hard to materialize the Prime Minister’s vision – ‘Access to electricity for everyone within... »
Power generation reached 10 thousand megawatts. Bangladesh has yet again generated record power in a day. Power Development Board (PDB) spokesman Saiful Hasan Chowdhury said the power plants fed the national grid 10,084 MW at evening on Monday. Bangladesh’s capability to generate power has increased threefold to 15,000 MW in the eight years of the Awami League’s two consecutive terms. Power generation has also nearly doubled. On Sep 19, 2008,... »
Significant skill upgrade and capacity building of the workforce is also key to sustain growth of the power sector in Bangladesh. This is in addition to new generating sources, a changing generation mix, increased operational efficiency, according to a new report “Transforming the Power Sector in Bangladesh”, launched by Honourable State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh, Nasrul Hamid during PwC and Bangladesh Independent Power Producers... »
The Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board targets to ensure 100 per cent electrification in all 460 upazilas of the country by December this year. As part of the initiative, over 100 upazilas were now ready to come under cent per cent power coverage through a function, expected to be attended by prime minister Sheikh Hasina. ‘The government is determined to supply electricity to every household and bring all the people under... »
Myanmar, China and Bangladesh on Friday reached an agreement on electric power trade at a trilateral ministerial meeting in Nay Pyi Taw. Matters relating to starting trilateral cross-border power trading and its implementation mechanism were discussed at the plenary meeting, aimed at enhancing cooperation on electric power trading through promoting the interconnection of power grid and infrastructure development among the three countries. The trilateral agreement to trade electric power among... »
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a loan of $60 million to install a 220 MW combined cycle power plant in the country’s largest island-district Bhola. According to the AIIB officials, the Chinese (Beijing) based Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved the loan in last week. The total project cost is $271 million. Islamic Development Bank and local Infrastructure Development Company Limited will be financing rest of the project... »
Electricity producer Summit Power International plans to list on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) by April, what is likely the first company from Bangladesh to offer shares in the city-state, as it seeks to raise funds to invest in assets across Asia. Bangladesh’s economic growth soared by 7.28 percent in the financial year that ended in June 2017 and its population is expected to climb to over 185 million people... »
The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) on Wednesday said it has won a short term and a long term bid for selling of 300 megawatt (MW) power to Bangladesh. The public sector undertaking said that the contract was through its power trader NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd (NVVNL) and it was the first time that it won an international tender for cross-border supply of electricity. The short term supply will commence... »
SILIGURI: Indian land between Bangladesh and Nepal is going to be the conduit for the two friendly international neighbors to have large scale hydropower trade in between. Bangladesh will have hydropower plants installed in Nepal and import the output through Indian land soon. “Interest of Bangladesh to invest in harnessing untapped hydro potential of Nepal is going to put both the countries into a win win situation. India is playing... »