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Dhaka Wednesday,  Apr 25, 2018

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The long waited Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has arrived in the country on today. A ship named “Excellence” carrying the first shipment of LNG has reached Maheshkhali of Cox’sbazaar. The ship has carried 1 lac and 36 thousand cubic meters of LNG from Qatar. The specialized gigantic ship is now anchored at a distance of 3 km from the coastline. The liquefied gas will be regasified at the re-gasification unit... »
Science and Technology Minister Yafesh Osman today said country’s first ever nuclear power plant at Rooppur is being constructed giving utmost importance on security and safety issues. The minister said this while attending at the inaugural session of a three-day workshop on “Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant’s Preliminary Safety Analysis” held at Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) auditorium in Agargaon area here. “The security issue is always given top priority... »
Finally, the much waited Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is likely to hit the country. The very first shipment of LNG is likely to arrive on tomorrow. The ship carrying LNG will reach the Maheshkhali floating terminal of Cox’sbazaar on Tuesday. According to the related sources, the imported LNG will be re-gasified and will be supplied to the existing pipeline from 10th or 12th May. Bangladesh has been waiting for a... »
A Chinese company named Zhejiang Jindun Pressure Vessel Company Ltd is going to invest a record $5 billion in Bangladesh’s power sector. A deal is likely to be signed between Zhejiang Jindun and Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) regarding this investment within the next one month. The Chinese company was originally willing to set up a 2,640-megawatt coal-fired power plant but the Power Division gave it permission initially to build... »
The government is planning to buy solar power generated at the rooftop solar panels of household and industry owners. To implement the idea, a consultant is already appointed by Powercell to determine how the solar power will be purchased by the government. The decision to buy solar power from industry and household owners got finalized in a meeting that held at the Bidyut Bhaban in the city on Thursday. According... »
Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) signed contracts with Atomstroyexport, sister concern of Russia’s state corporation Rosatom on July 31 for design and supply of the main equipment for units 5 and 6 under phase 3 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, in the state of Tamil Nadu. “The project for construction of units 5 and 6 of Kudankulam NPP is passing to the practical implementation phase. Designing begins and development... »
Engineer Bikash Dewan has joined as the new Managing Director of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC). Before joining there he served the Power Development Board (PDB) as a chief engineer (Planning and Design). Eng Bikash Dewan completed his graduation as a BSC Eng. from the former Bangladesh Institute of Technology, Chittagong (BIT) which is currently known as Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET). Mr. Bikash has spent most... »
Allegations are there that, the state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board’s (BPDB or PDB) procurement process is engrossed in plentiful corruption. Addressing these issues, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Power, Energy and mineral Resources have recently ordered the PDB to investigate. Complaints are there that, with compliance with some of the corrupt officials of the board, the PDB has been placing purchase orders at a much higher... »
Dhaka Power Distribution Company has taken an initiative to strengthen its capacity for power transmission and distribution in half of Dhaka city under its jurisdiction. The company has come up with the initiative in the backdrops of frequent power cuts every day, particularly in summer, because of its inadequate and old-fashioned infrastructures in power transmission and distribution, officials said. Besides, overhead cables of power transmission and distribution system of the... »
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... »