DHAKA, July 19, 2014 – Systematic retrofitting construction work by PWD started at Tejgaon Fire Station building for the first time in the country.
Local engineers, with the support of Japanese experts have started working to retrofit the fire station to turn the important public building into an earthquake resistant structure within few months.
The initiative was taken under “The project for Capacity Development on Natural Disaster Resistant Techniques of Construction and Retrofitting for Public Buildings (CNCRP)&rdquo [ ... ]
Bibiyana 2: French company hands transformer over to Bangladesh
French engineering company Alstom yesterday handed over a high-capacity power transformer to Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited for the Bibiyana II 420 KV substation in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh\'s Deputy High Commissioner to India Mahbub Hassan Saleh officially received it at a function at Naini near Allahabad in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
The transformer w [...]
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 [...]
BD gets 19,467 square-kilometres in the Bay of Bengal
Bangladesh has won another maritime boundary dispute with India after the last one with Myanmar. The Permanent Court of Arbitration at Hague in Netherlands has awarded Bangladesh 19,467 square-kilometres out of total 25,602 square-kilometres disputed area with India in the Bay of Bengal.
Earlier, the previous victory came on 14 March 2012 when the International Tribunal for [...]
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 [...]
ADB Provide loan for Bangladesh Climate Resilience
DHAKA, BANGLADESH (29 June 2014): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh today signed agreements for $82 million in loans and $12 million in grants to protect coastal towns from the ravages of natural disasters and climate change.
Saifuddin Ahmed, Joint Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD) and Kazuhiko Higuchi, Country Director, Bangladesh [...]