The power and energy ministry on Wednesday, in a second phase, decided to ask the government to extend the Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special Provision) Act, 2010 by four years, officials said.
In September 2012, the law, which is much known as ‘indemnity act’ for safeguard the actors in power and energy sector involved in awarding contracts without tenders, extended for two years to be expired on October 11 of this year.
The decision came from a meeting with the state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Ha [ ... ]
Power productions new record
Power plants in Bangladesh have broken record for generating electricity. Power Development Board (PDB) spokesperson Saiful Alam Chowdhury said 7,371 megawatt (MW) electricity was fed into the National Grid around 8pm on Tuesday, which is the highest ever. They were capable of matching even a greater demand, he claimed. On March 30, the previous highest of 7,356 MW power was ge [...]
PM urges Gazprom to conduct more seismic surveys in Bangladesh for gas
DHAKA, July 10, 2014: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the Russian state-run oil and gas exploration company Gazprom to conduct more seismic surveys in Bangladesh for exploration of more gas.
The Prime Minister made the request when a delegation of Gazprom International, led by its CEO Valeriy Gulev, called on the PM at her official Ganobhaban residence here this morni [...]
These Are The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft
By Chris Dalby:
These Are The 5 Countries Most Plagued by Oil Theft. These are Nigeria, Mexico, Iraq, Russia and Indonesia.
As much as 400,000 barrels of oil a day are stolen in Nigeria. This equates to losses of $1.7 billion a month for Africa\'s new largest economy. This represents 7.7 percent of its GDP vanishing, or more than the country spends on educat [...]
Four secretaries have been transferred and given new postings in the latest administrative reshuffle. The Ministry of Public Administration issued a gazette notification in this regard on Tuesday. It says Posts and Telecommunications Secretary Abu Bakar Siddique has been made secretary of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry while Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Secret [...]
The Power Ministry is likely to revise its rooftop solar power provision to ease the process for obtaining new power connections.The existing provision, introduced in 2010, makes it mandatory that if a residential consumer wants to have an electricity connection with more than 2 kilowatts of load, he must set up a rooftop solar panel covering at least 3 per cent of his total sa [...]
Open-pit mining at Barapukuria depends on water management
The proposed open-pit mining at Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur depends on lifting of 344 million cubic metres of water and its successful management.
This was disclosed at a workshop on water modeling at Barapukuria coal mine held in Dhaka on Thursday.
Petrobangla Chairman Prof Hossain Monsur, former Petrobangla chairman Mosharaf Hossain, Petro [...]
Beating Bangladeshi children doesn t make them better citizens
SIR FRANK PETERS:
There is an horrific misconception in some societies that beating children help them become better people. All logic and a massive hill of evidence to the contrary is totally ignored. Some people even have the audacity to equate corporal punishment with discipline, which is totally ludicrous.
Schools and madrasahs play an enormous role in the shaping of so [...]
New Book Urges Land Solutions to Solve Climate Change Displacement
A new book published On Monday argues that the mass human displacement expected to be caused by climate change can be prevented and repaired through policies focusing on ensuring access to land for those affected.
Land Solutions to Climate Displacement, edited by leading international human rights and climate change expert Scott Leckie, is based on field work in more than a [...]