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Dhaka Thursday,  Mar 21, 2019
Leaders of three of the most powerful business associations of the country-BGMEA, BTMA and BKMEA on Wednesday urged the government not to raise gas prices saying that they would have no option but to fold-up business if gas price is hiked unreasonably. “How could we sustain our industries if gas price is hiked 132 per cent as proposed by the gas distribution companies?” said Siddiqur Rahman, president of Bangladesh Garment... »

Power Sector

Summit signs deal for 2nd combined cycle power plant

Dhaka, Mar 14 (UNB) – Summit Group on Thursday signed another agreement with the government for installing a 583 MW dual-fuel combined cycle power plant in Meghnaghat by its existing 335 MW one. As per the agreement, the government will purchase electricity over the next 22 years at a levelised... »

Gas Sector

Public hearing on gas price hike proposal begins in BERC

Dhaka, Mar 11 (UNB) – Entertaining a statement of the state-owned Petrobangla about its annual loss of Tk 24,540 crore in LNG import, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) on Monday started its four-day public hearing at TCB Auditorium in the city on gas tariff hike proposals. Participating in the hearing... »

Petroleum

Venezuela Turns To India For Major Oil Exports As US Sanctions Bite

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... »

EB Reports

Consumers’ awareness key to prevent gas cylinder blast: Nasrul Hamid

UNB: State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid has said that consumers’ awareness has been the key to prevent any accident in the use of LNG and LPG gas cylinder. He made the remarks while talking to reporters on the sideline of a workshop on ‘Web-based Electricity Cost Modeling’... »

Green Pages

WB approves $185m for renewable energy

The World Bank (WB) has approved $185 million to add up to 310 Megawatt (MW) in renewable energy generation capacity in Bangladesh and mobilize private sector participation to meet the growing demand for electricity in the country. The support for the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Project will increase installed capacity of... »

Coal Sector

Coal mining resumes at Barapukuria

Coal mining is reinitiated from the Barapukuria coal mine. The mine is now producing around 2 thousand metric tons of coal daily on an average. Barapukuria coal mining authorities informed that, the mine resumes it production on 8th September after a three-month halt. Initially, the miners started experimental mining and... »

Nuclear

Russia-Rwanda cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear energy

Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda signed two memoranda of understanding in Rwandan capital Kigali recently for co-operation in peaceful use nuclear energy. Nikolay Spassky, Rosatom Deputy Director General for International Relations and Claver Gatete, Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure signed the MoU... »

Something to Say

Use of Robotics in Labor Protection: Global Trend

For modern businesses to become successful, it is imperative to continuously execute more and more tasks in a resource-constrained environment. However, while striving to cut costs and optimize production, companies should not overlook the basic principles and new trends in the field of labor protection. Today occupational injuries place a... »

Environment

90 pc people in Dhaka victims of air pollution: Green activists

UNB: Green activists on Saturday voiced deep concern that around 90 percent dwellers in Dhaka city are affected by serious dust pollution and urged the authorities concerned to take effective steps to check it. Speaking at a human chain programme, they also said the intensity of dust pollution rises usually... »