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Dhaka Wednesday,  Dec 8, 2021
BSS: Secretary of Power Division of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Md Habibur Rahman today said Rampal Power Plant will go into production very soon. “All preparations have been completed of Rampal Power Plant. Officers, Engineers, and Employees are working tirelessly to go into power production,” he said while visiting the Rampal Power Plant in Bagerhat district. The power secretary said amid Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, construction of... »

Power Sector

Matarbari coal-fired power project cost rises by 15870C

UNB: The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday cleared the first revision of Matarbari 2X600 MW Ultra Supercritical Coal-Fired Power Project, raising its cost by Tk15,870 crore. The cost of the project now stands at Tk51,854.88 crore The approval came from the weekly Ecnec meeting held virtually... »

Gas Sector

HC wants government explanation over household gas connections

UNB: Government decided not to provide new gas connections to houses in April The High Court has issued a rule questioning why the government’s decision to not provide new gas connections to residential areas should not be declared illegal. The court on Monday also asked why returning money instead of... »

Petroleum

Reinstate previous fuel price: CPD to govt

Centre for Policy Dialogue recommended the government to reinstate the earlier prices of diesel and kerosene immediately to maintain stability in economic, social and political arena.“We recommend the government to reinstate the previous rates of fuel as an immediate step to maintain stability,” Dr Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director of CPD,... »

EB Reports

Chevron Bangladesh President Visits Youth Skill Development Project

Chevron Bangladesh President, Eric M. Walker recently paid a visit to two of Swisscontact’s Dhaka-based youth skill development projects. During the visit, Walker spoke to the trainees, inquiring about their reasons for joining the training and their future plans. The trainees also showed off their skills through live, practical demonstrations.... »

Green Pages

BD plans 40% electricity from renewable sources by 2041: Info Minister

BSS:Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has said that all the people of the country will be brought under electricity coverage within this year. He hoped that the use of the country’s 40% energy would be ensured from renewable sources by 2041. Hasan, also the Awami League joint general... »

Coal Sector

China’s overseas coal power retreat could wipe out $50 bln of investment

REUTERS:Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a pre-recorded address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China would help developing countries build green energy production and halt construction of coal power plants abroad. China has been under international pressure to announce an end to overseas coal financing as... »

Nuclear

PM Hasina opens Rooppur nuclear reactor’s installation work

BSS: Development of the nuclear power industry is expected to resolve the energy supply problem in Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated reactor pressure vessel installation work of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP), calling the day “very important” for the country and herself as well. “Today is a... »

Something to Say

Grand Padma Bridge, A revolution in communication

Majhar Mannan: On the occasion of Mujib’s birth centenary and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, the Bengali nation is going to receive a great achievement. With the establishment of the last slab, the Padma Bridge has got a complete shape and the dream of the people of Bangladesh is... »

Environment

COP 26: Glasgow ready ‘with caveats’ for climate summit

Glasgow’s council leader has insisted the city is ready for the COP26 conference – but “with caveats”. Susan Aitken denied the city was a mess and said cleansing staff were “working round the clock” for the UN summit. In a meeting with the Scottish Affairs Committee, she addressed accusations that... »