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Dhaka Sunday,  Jan 29, 2023
Khulna division has been experiencing acute power cuts even in the winter due to suspension of power production at Rampal Power Plant amid shortage of coal caused by the dollar crisis. The production came to a halt on January 14, only after 27 days the coal-fired plant in Bagerhat started electricity generation by adding 660 megawatt of electricity to the national grid produced from its first unit. Khulna West Zone... »

Power Sector

Retail Power Tariff Hiked By 5%

The government has raised the electricity tariff by 5 percent at the retail level. Now the average tariff for all consumers will go up by Tk0.36 to Tk7.49 from Tk7.13, the Power Division said in a media statement Thursday. The tariff for lifeline consumers, who use up to 50 units... »

Gas Sector

New Gas Field Discovered In Bhola

The newly discovered Bhola north-2 appraisal well in Bhola has probable gas extraction over 20 million cubic feet per day as its drilling has been successful, according to the ministry statement issued today. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said that the state owned Bapex brought... »

Petroleum

EB Reports

Bangladesh Launches Its First Metro Rail To Speed Up Stalling Commute

Bangladesh has rolled out its first metro rail services with great fanfare in a desperate effort to ease commuting in Dhaka, one of the world’s most crowded cities that chokes on its traffic congestion due to inadequate public transport. Sheikh Hasina flagged off the first metro train at Uttara North... »

Green Pages

CPD for Prioritising Renewable Energy In IEPMP 

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has underscored the need for prioritising renewable energy in Integrated Power and Energy Master Plan (IEPMP) to reduce carbon emissions. “In the IEPMP, the commitment of 40 percent of renewable energy has been shifted to 40 per cent of clean energy. This apparently seems ‘logical’.... »

Coal Sector

Bangladesh To Raise Coal Lifting Amid Energy Crisis

Bangladesh has decided to increase coal lifting in the coming years as the persisting energy crisis that has continued to plague life and business is unlikely to ease anytime soon. The decision came as Japan, the world’s leading LNG importer, announced that long-term Liquefied Natural Gas contracts until 2026 have... »

Nuclear

Getting Ready For Commissioning Of Rooppur NPP Unit 1

As part of pre-commission, flushing of systems with the open reactor has commenced at unit- 1 of Rooppur NPP on December 8, 2022. This will be followed by a special Post-installation Cleaning (PIC). At this stage, chemically dematerialized water is supplied to the reactor vessel through the connection pipeline and... »

Something to Say

Lavrov’s Dhaka visit: Dhaka To Focus On Food, Energy Supply, Rohingya Crisis

Facing global isolation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov may seek Bangladesh’s support during his visit here next week, while Dhaka will focus on Rohingya crisis, food supply and energy cooperation. Lavrov will visit Bangladesh to attend the 22nd Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) meeting on November 23-24 to be held... »

Environment

Bangladesh Declared Free from Toxic DDT Pesticide

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin officially declared that Bangladesh free from dangerous Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly known as DDT, pesticide today. The minister made this announcement at a press conference organized by the Ministry concerned here on the occasion of the successful removal of 500 tonnes of DDT... »