The 1,320 MW maitree super thermal power project in Rampal, Bangladesh, being devoloped by Bangladesh india Friendship power Company lit (BIFPCL) is expected to stsrt electricity generation by December 2018. During the meeting of BIFCL's board Satarday in kolkata, the members emphasised the need to commission the unit of the project by december 2018, according to a statement issued by NTPC. The meeting, chaired by Bangladesh Power Secretary Monowar Islam, was attended by NTPC Chairman and Managing Director Arup Roy Choudhury.
Standard Chartered Bank has raised $190 million from international lenders for a 335-megawatt electricity plant of Summit Meghnaghat Power Company Ltd.
The lenders, which include international development partners and banks, have already disbursed the long-term project financing for the dual fuel-fired power plant in Narayanganj, the largest one in the private sector.
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 [...]
By James Stafford:
Much larger than Eagle Ford and once thought to have reached peak production, new technology has brought us full circle back to the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, where the recent shift to horizontal well drilling has rendered this play the unconventional ground zero.
Determining where the next real oil boom will be depends largely on following th [...]
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 [...]