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Dhaka Friday,  Apr 16, 2021
Amid growing demand for electricity due to the scorching summer heat since mid-March, the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has registered a whopping 13,018 megawatt (MW) production, setting a new record for the country. The record generation was reported at 9pm on Saturday, according to Saiful Hasan Chowdhury, director of public relations of the BPDB. The previous highest production was 12,893 MW as recorded on May 29, 2019. Bangladesh’s power... »

Power Sector

BPDB completes partial stake sale in Power Grid

On December 21 last year, the BPDB expressed its intention to sell 34,353,440 shares out of its total holdings of 603,259,748 shares The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), a corporate sponsor of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, has completed its partial stake sale in the company amounting to 34,353,440 shares... »

Gas Sector

Unpaid gas bills hit Tk 90b

Natural gas consumers across the country owe around Tk 90 billion, of which electricity clients alone skipped two-thirds of the payment against their utility services. Officials said household consumers are the biggest defaulters of natural gas bills accounting for as much as Tk 26.42 billion. The second-highest defaulters is the... »

Petroleum

EB Reports

Bangladesh, India sign five MoU

bdnews Bangladesh and India have signed five memoranda of understanding or MoU in Dhaka to enhance cooperation in disaster management, trade, IT and sports among other fields. The MoUs were exchanged after a bilateral meeting headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart at her office on Saturday,... »

Green Pages

USAID to launch project to promote clean energy

Daily Star: USAID will soon launch a multi-year project with allocation of up to $17 million to promote clean energy, said the US embassy yesterday, a day after US President’s Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s visit to Dhaka. The project titled “Bangladesh Advancing Development and Growth through Energy” will... »

Coal Sector

GCM Resources signs framework agreement with NFC

The AIM-traded firm said the agreement related to its 572 million tonne high-grade coal resources at the Phulbari Coal and Power Project in north west Bangladesh. Under the agreement, the parties had agreed to establish a joint venture entity, which would be responsible for progressing and implementing the framework agreement.... »

Nuclear

HYDRAULIC TESTS OF 2ND NUCLEAR REACTOR COMPLETED

Dhaka, March 28, 2021 (PR) – The Volgodonsk Branch of JSC AEM-technology Atommash successfully completed hydraulic tests of the nuclear reactor pressure vessel for the second power unit of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) under construction in Bangladesh. The hydraulic tests were carried out in a three-level underground caisson... »

Something to Say

Digital revolution in Bangladesh

In order to survive in this age of globalization, we must focus on information technology. It is almost impossible to keep pace with the current world without the development of information technology. Bangladesh is a developing country and the concept of digital Bangladesh is a dream for us. Digital Bangladesh... »

Environment

Saima Wazed made CVF ‘Thematic Ambassador’

Saima Wazed Hossain, Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism, has been chosen as a “Thematic Ambassador” by Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) under the thematic domain of ‘Vulnerability’. Besides Saima, the CVF also made Speaker and former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, Deputy Speaker of the... »