24 Apr, 2014

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Wild elephant kills 2, injures 2 in Netrokona


Wild elephant kills 2, injures 2 in Netrokona
NETRAKONA, April 24, 2014 (BSS)- Two people were killed and two others injured in an attack by an elephant in Choklangura and Sadupara border villag  [ ... ]

ADB to provide $250 million for improving Dhaka water supply


DHAKA, April 24, 2014 (BSS) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a loan agreement with the government for US dollar 250 million to develop a sur  [ ... ]

Oil prices rebound in Asian trade


SINGAPORE, April 24, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Oil prices rebounded in Asian trade today as heightened tensions in Ukraine overshadowed data showing US comme  [ ... ]

Barapukuria mine workers protest


Barapukuria mine workers protest
Workers of Barpukuria Coal Mining Company Limited in Dinajpur have confined about 50 officials to the administrative building to press for retention o  [ ... ]

Siemens awarded Ashuganj power plant components supply contract


Siemens awarded Ashuganj power plant components supply contract
Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract for the supply of components and spare parts for three power plant blocks being built in Ashuganj in easter  [ ... ]

Delhis power plants suffering for Gas shortage


Delhis power plants suffering for Gas shortage
The Delhi government's 1500MW gas-based plant in Bawana has been in the news for the past few years because of the gas crisis. The plant was pitch  [ ... ]

Bangladesh produces record electricity


Bangladesh produces record electricity
A new record has been created for power generation in the country as Bangladesh. 7,356MW supplied to the national grid on 30th march. Power Developmen  [ ... ]

Summit installing gas turbine at Bibiyana power plant


Summit installing gas turbine at Bibiyana power plant
Summit has begun installing 230MW gas turbine at the Bibiyana phase two gas-fired combined cycle power plant. The 300-tonne turbine has recently been   [ ... ]

GOVT will install solar power plant in Sunamganj


GOVT will install solar power plant in Sunamganj
The government will install a solar power plant in Sulla upazila of Sunamganj district aiming to give the people of remote haor (wetland) areas access  [ ... ]

Govt Allocate Subsidy for Renewable Energy


Govt Allocate Subsidy for Renewable Energy
The state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid said, the government was considering to allocate subsidy for entrepreneurs and  [ ... ]

PM directs to realise arrear power bills and land development taxes


PM directs to realise arrear power bills and land development taxes
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the secretaries to select the development projects through effective inter-ministerial coordination taking publi  [ ... ]
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Govt plans to set up solar-based power plants: PM

Govt plans to set up solar-based power plants: PM

DHAKA, April 24, 2014 (BSS)-Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has a plan to set up solar-based power
plants in the country to meet growing demands of electricity.
"We have already given highest emphasis to produce electricity from renewable energy and we have a plan to build solar-based power plants to meet growing demands of electricity," she said.
The Prime Minister said this when Austrian Ambassador to Bangladesh Bernhard Wrabetz called on her at her office here this morning.
After the meeting, PM's   [ ... ]

 
Power Sector
Govt approved Ghorasal 365 MW power plant
Govt approved Ghorasal 365 MW power plant

The government has approved the Ghorasal 365-megawatt (MW) power plant. Presided over by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on 8th April in Dhaka endorsed the Ghorasal power station project at a cost of Tk 25.11 billion (US$306.32 million) and three other projects with a combined outlay of of Tk 2.82 billion. ECNE  [...]
Third contract for Rooppur NPP likely in May
Dhaka New Delhi agreed in principle Interconnection for electricity
India Bangladesh Power Secretaries meeting
Rooppur nuke plant safer than Fukushima: Russian Ambassador
Deal singed with China to set up power plant in Patuakhali
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Gas Sector
The Most Profitable Gas in the World
The Most Profitable Gas in the World

By Robert Bensh: There is only one certainty in Ukraine: The energy sector must and will be transformed, and how long this takes will depend on who ends up in the driver\'s seat and how serious they are about becoming a part of Europe and reducing dependence on Russia. But by then, investors will have missed the boat. The driving factor for any energy investor in Ukraine  [...]
Fertiliser factories to shut for irrigation and World Twenty20.
Petrobangla signs deal with Santos-Kris Energy for gas block
Chevron Bangladesh Wins Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards
Boundless Natural Gas, Boundless Opportunities: EIA Chief
Deal signed with Indian ONGC for 2 gas blocks
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Petroleum Sector
Crude prices dropped in Asian
Crude prices dropped in Asian

SINGAPORE, April 07, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Crude prices dropped in Asian trade Monday after rebels agreed to reopen two of the four blockaded oil terminals in eastern Libya, analysts said. New York\'s main contract West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery dropped 26 cents to $100.88 a barrel in mid-morning trade and Brent North Sea crude for May slid 82 cents to $105.  [...]
Small Oil Companies Eye Huge Prize in Ghana
New Spy Technology to Spawn Oil Revolution
Oil prices mixed as Ukraine fears recede
BPC seeks tax waiver on Fuel for power plants
Iraqi Govt Threatens Action Against Kurds as Oil Exports Set to Begin
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EB Reports
Biman popularity flies to new heights: Kevin Steele wins young hearts
Biman popularity flies to new heights: Kevin Steele wins young hearts

The most loved person in Bangladesh this week is without doubt Biman Airlines Md & CEO Kevin John Steele. That’s the unanimous opinion of over 500 very happy, radiantly-smiling children who attended a special ‘farewell’ party given in his honour by the Ali Akbar Fun‘n’Games committee in a village near Gazipur. “From the moment Kevin arr  [...]
Chevron-BRAC Launches Road Safety Awareness Program
Bangladeshis tune sets world record
ADB Supporting Renewable & Private Infrastructure Projects in BD
ADB, JAPAN SUPPORT AFFORDABLE CROP INSURANCE FOR BANGLADESH FARMERS
Bangladesh makes history in singing national anthem
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Green Pages
BD going to revise Renewable Energy Policy
BD going to revise Renewable Energy Policy

The government is going to revise the Renewable Energy Policy. Giving lifetime waiver of income taxes to foreign companies investing in renewable energy sector to entertain foreign investment in the sector. If the policy is revised, foreign investors will get more benefit compare to local investors in the country’s renewable energy businesses as the locals will get the t  [...]
Renewable Energy Market Share Climbs Despite 2013 Dip in Investments
ADB Supports Indonesian Geothermal Plant
ADB Headquarters meeting all energy needs from renewable
A German company install first solar power plant at Sarisabari
China provide $6.5bn for Nuclear power projects in Pakistan
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Coal Sector
Coal import from Assam and Meghalaya suspended
Coal import from Assam and Meghalaya suspended

Import of coal through six land customs stations in Sylhet region has remained suspended since April 1 as the exporters of the Indian states of Meghalaya and Assam have stopped exporting coal due to sudden rise in excise duty. The suspension of import has left around 30,000 labourers jobless at the land customs stations in the region. Two teams of coal importers one led by M  [...]
Coal power can control load-shed in short time: Punjab Chief Minister
Own Coal /Imported Coal Dilemma
Huge quantity of coal remained stacked up in Barapukuria
Pak PM perform earth-breaking of Thar coal mining, 660 MW plant
Govt to Wait for Use Local Coal
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Something to Say
Ukraine Falling to Economic Warfare and Its Own Missteps

By Robert Bensh: As protests in Ukraine\'s eastern region turned violent on Sunday leading to the death of a Ukrainian security officer in a shootout with pro-Russian militia, Kiev threatens military action while Moscow flexes its geo-economic warfare muscles. Pro-Russian militia groups have seized government buildings and police headquarters in Ukraine\'s eastern cit  [...]
​A country that fails to invest in its children doesn t have a future
Why Ukraine s Next President Doesn t Matter
What the Loss of Crimea Means for Ukrainian Energy: Robert Bensh
Russia Eyes Crimea s Oil and Gas Reserves
Russia Looks East as Relations with Europe Deteriorate
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Environment
South Asian monsoon depends on West Asian dust: study
South Asian monsoon depends on West Asian dust: study

BSS . Dhaka | 5 april 2014: South Asia A new study by US and Indian scientists say desert dust originating in West Asia increases or reduces the intensity of the South Asian monsoon. The article published in Nature Geoscience, this week, tried to explain how aerosols — fine particles or liquid droplets in the air — influenced rainfall patterns in unanticipated w  [...]
White House Targets Methane Emissions
Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says
Climate Change Threatens Food: UN Climate Report
UN-led Global Partnership to Help Green 30 National Economies by 2020
UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes Make Towards Climate Neutrality
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