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Dhaka Sunday,  Feb 26, 2017


Nasrul Hamid The government has plans to raise power price, Nasrul Hamid Bipu has said while defending the move to increase gas prices up to 50 percent. Related Stories Gas prices hiked “The gas price for power sector has increased. So we want to adjust the price of electricity,” said the state minister for power, energy and mineral resources at a programme in Dhaka on Friday, a day after the announcement of... »
strike hartal energy bangla Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) on Friday announced a half-day hartal in the capital for Tuesday protesting at the fresh hike in gas prices. “The CPB and BSD have called a hartal for February 28 (Tuesday) in the capital city of Dhaka from 6am to 12 noon protesting the anti-people decision of raising the gas prices,” said a statement issued by CPB. However, the SSC... »
chevron-logo-337x205 China’s state-run Zhenhua Oil has signed a preliminary deal with Chevron to buy the U.S. oil major’s natural gas fields in Bangladesh that are worth about $2 billion, two Beijing-based Chinese oil executives said. Zhenhua is a subsidiary of China’s defence industry conglomerate NORINCO. A completed deal would mark China’s first major energy investment in the South Asian country, where Beijing is competing with New Delhi and Tokyo for influence.... »
gas price chart The government has raised the price of gas for once more. This time the price of gas was raised by 22.73 percent on an average. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) released a public notice regarding the revised prices on Thursday. The charge of household gas will hike by 50 percent on an average for single burner and the charge of double burner will hike by 46 percent on an average.... »
gas Consumers will have to count enhanced price for gas from 1st March 2017. “We’ve discussed about the hike in gas prices with the government. Increased price will be adjusted,” said an official at Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC). Government has now planned to increase the prices of gas for all types of consumers.
Russian Isotopes for Indian Space-energybangla Russia’s State Nuclear Energy Corporation – ROSATOM’s sister concern Isotope has recently supplied Radionuclide curium-244 (Cm-244) to the Indian Physical Research Laboratory for their space program. Cm-244 is a pure alpha-emitter that enables to determine chemical composition of any rocks and soils. The Isotope will be used in the Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) for analyzing the lunar surface under the Indian space program Chandrayaan-2. The launch of spacecraft is... »
pdb-173x205 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... »
dpdc-logo-337x205 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... »
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... »