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Dhaka Sunday,  Nov 18, 2018
Bangladesh authorities have connected Sandwip island in the Bay of Bengal with the national power grid using submarine cable. The Power Development Board on Friday said they started supplying power to the island on Thursday afternoon. The authorities had been supplying power through only around 400 connections in the island on a limited scale using oil-run generators until now. As part of developing power distribution system in Chattogram, a 15-kilometre... »

Power Sector

China Tops while BD Bottomed Out In Hydro-power Generation In Asia

Bangladesh is ranked as one of the lowest hydro power producer in Asia while China secured the top position followed by India and Japan. Bangladesh remained at the bottom position in the tally since 2017 considering the capacity of generating hydro power. A report of 2018 published by the International... »

Gas Sector

Ruhul Amin- new chairman of Petrobangla

Ruhul Amin has been appointed as the new chairman of Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation which is well known as Petrobangla. He is currently serving as the additional secretary at Energy and Mineral Resources Division. He’ll start his new office on 1st December. The ministry of public administration issued... »

Petroleum

EB Reports

Child killed, six injured in gas cylinder blast

A child was killed and six others were injured in a gas cylinder explosion in Dhaka’s Jatrabari. The incident took place at Dholpur near the RAB-10 camp around 8:30am on Friday, said firefighter Rashed Sikder. The victim has been identified as seven-year-old Tahsin. Of the injured, four were identified as... »

Green Pages

Largest Solar Power Plant starts operation in Teknaf

A solar power plant having a power generation capacity of 28 MW has recently started its operation in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar. Accounting this, the power generation capacity from renewable energy sources exceeds five percent of the country’s total demand. Technaf Solartech Energy Ltd (TSEL) has installed this power plant... »

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

Second nuclear plant to be constructed in Barisal: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the second nuclear power plant would be constructed in the southern part of the country. “The government has already conducted survey in several islands in Barisal and we will choose any of those islands to construct the country’s next nuclear power plant,” the prime... »

Something to Say

Ways To Reduce Electricity Bill

In the last decade, power generation in the country has increased by four times while electricity demand is also increasing day by day. In this situation, the government has taken some initiatives to increase electricity generation capacity by saving energy. Electricity users of residential areas can reduce their electric bill... »

Environment

Bangladesh eyes $ 2.2billion from Green Climate Fund for 48 projects

Bangladesh is expecting to get US$ 2.2 billion from Green Climate Fund (GCF) for implementation of 48 projects as it has finalised the country programme (CP) prioritising adaptation to the impacts of climate change, officials said. However, a good number of mitigation projects have also been included in the CP,... »