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Dhaka Saturday,  Feb 16, 2019

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MOSCOW: Venezuela’s oil exports have tapered off and shifted toward India since new US sanctions began on January 28 as state-run oil company PDVSA seeks to replace deliveries to the United States and Europe that were disrupted by payment restrictions. The South American nation is turning its focus to cash-paying buyers, especially in India, its second-largest customer after the United States, amid US sanctions designed to undercut financial support for... »
Engineer Md. Anwar Hossain, Secretary, Minister for Science and Technology unveiling the book titled “Bangladesh in Nuclear Club: Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in the journey for development” written by himself at the Morok Unmochon Moncho of Ekushey Book Fair today. Mahbubul Hoq, Chairman, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), and Rabindranath Roy Chowdhury, Adviser, Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Limited (NPCBL) are also seen in the photo among others. The book... »
UNB: Having failed to get necessary cooperation from government departments in using the rooftops of their buildings, Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) is now moving to Dhaka University buildings to implement a solar power project on their rooftops. According to official sources, the Dhaka University authorities have agreed to provide the rooftops of its 72 structures, including different residential halls, administrative and academic buildings and housing complexes for the... »
The total electricity bill arrears as of October 2018 stood at Tk 6882.95 crore, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told parliament on Monday. Of the arrears, electricity bills amounting to Tk 642.98 crore remain unpaid by various ministries and government agencies, he said placing the statistics in reply to a starred question from M Nazrul Islam Babu (Narayanganj-2). The arrears by semi-government/non-government institutions are Tk... »
The present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gives a total of 2,25,722 electricity connection to rural establishments including households in 961 villages under ten upazilas of the district in last nine years, an official said today. General Manager (GM) at Palli Bidduth Samity (PBS) here Mojibur Rahman said Rural Electrification Board (REB) and PBS Netrakona installed 3,871 kilometers electric lines and four power sub-stations in 961 villages between... »
PowerAll but one furnace oil (HFO)-fired fast track private power plant projects, hurriedly undertaken on emergency basis last year to manage the crisis, failed to come into operation as per schedule. Of the 14 June, only one such fast-track IPP (independent power producer’s) project has been commissioned in the last month. The rest (13) projects could not be completed largely because of sponsors’ lacks in fund accumulation or for want... »
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... »