DHAKA, Sept 1, 2014 - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today put emphasis on using huge potentials of the sea and sea resources through proper management to ensure sustainable development of the country.
"History of development of many countries tells us that the countries which utilized the sea and its resources became economically more prosperous than others. Bangladesh should be of no exception to this development," she said.
The Prime Minister was inaugurating a two-day "International Workshop on Blue Economy" at Pan Pacific So [ ... ]
PDB signs deal with Indian company on Sikalbaha plant
State-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) on Sunday signed a contract with an Indian company, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), for the construction of the 225 MW combined cycle (dual fuel) power plant at Shikalbaha in Chittagong.
Larsen & Toubro will install the plant as EPC contractor at a cost of Tk 17.07 billion (equivalent to US$ 202.22 million). As p [...]
Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company (Bapex) Friday started drilling at Mubarakpur gas-field in Sathia upazila of the district.
Petrobangla chairman Prof Hossain Monsur inaugurated the drilling work around 11am at the gas-field, the first of its kind in the country’s northern region, according to a news agency.
Bapex explorers noted that the ‘Mu [...]
US oil and player Apache has made what is being feted by some as potentially Australia’s largest oil discovery in the last 30 years, fuelling hopes of a new oil province located off the north-west coast.
The field found by the Phoenix South-1 well, which was targeting gas rather than oil, could have potentially up to 300 million barrels of oil in place, according to Ap [...]
Several lakh people have been marooned. Flood situation in the country has deteriorated further as fresh areas were engulfed by flood water due to rise of water levels in all major rivers during the past couple of days.
According to a bulletin issued by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), flood situation in the districts of Shariatpur, Madaripur, Munshiganj, Rajbari, [...]
A solar cell that resembles a flower is offering a new take on green energy in Japan, where one scientist is searching for renewables that look good.
In a country badly scarred by the tsunami-sparked nuclear disaster at Fukushima three years ago, the hydrangea-inspired solar offering is small beer alongside one of the world\'s biggest offshore wind power farms now floating o [...]
India Supreme Court declares coal licences illegal
India\'s Supreme Court has ruled that all coal mining licences awarded between 1993 and 2010 are illegal.
Successive governments gave rights to mine coal to state and private companies in a manner which was "not fair and transparent" and without competitive bidding, the court said.
The court will now examine whether 218 such licences should be cancelled.
Phulbari Day: Celebrating the Uprising Against Open Pit Mining in Bangla
By Anu Muhammed:
Every year since 2006, people of Bangladesh observe the 26th of August as ‘Phulbari Day’. This is a day to remember people’s resistance against an open pit mining project proposed by Asia Energy; to celebrate people’s power and people’s resistance against plunder and destruction; a challenge against anti-people ‘developme [...]
Environment-friendly construction materials for development : Monju
Stressing the need for using environment-friendly construction materials, environment and forest minister Anwar Hossain Manju sunday said the use of environment-friendly construction materials is needed for sustainable development.
"There is no alternative but to use environment-friendly construction materials for sustainable development," the minister said while spe [...]