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Coal Sector

Once a day, they get to see the sun. The rest of the time, they work deep underground in extreme temperatures ranging from 45-50 degrees Celsius. Despite the treacherous conditions, there is no overtime pay nor anything to eat or drink but water and dry food. This is the life of workers at the Barapukuria coal mine. The three units of the coal-fired thermal power plant in Barapukuria produce 525... »
Coal India Ltd, the world’s largest coal miner, plans to directly export output to neighbouring countries, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters, after decades of exclusively supplying domestic consumers, Reuters reports. The state-run company plans to export to Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, according to a draft policy sent to the secretary of India’s coal ministry and reviewed by Reuters, as a part of India’s “neighbourhood first” policy, which... »
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 part of its updated package of national climate pledges to be submitted to the United Nations. read more Beijing is... »
Ali Asif Shawon: The price of coal from the Barapukuria Coal Mine Company Ltd (BCMCL) may rise again, this time by 5%, as the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources has decided to renew a six-year contract with Chinese company XMC-CMC Consortium. The price of coal per ton, including VAT and tax, has been proposed at US$85.85 in the new contract, officials said. The XMC-CMC consortium is offering this... »
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. GCM and NFC would meet on a regular basis to discuss and arrange works relating to the project, including, but... »
An Indonesian ship carrying 22,220 tonnes coal reached Payra port in Patuakhali district for Bangladesh-China Power Company Limited (BCPCL) on Monday. Payra Port Authority and BCPCL in association with upazila medical officer carried out the medical procedure to check the temperature of the crews who were not allowed at the jetty. The ship will leave the port after unloading the coal tomorrow, said a press release of Shipping Ministry here... »
The lone local hard-rock mine in northern Dinajpur district is struggling to lure potential buyers, even if the domestic demand for the mineral has skyrocketed. Maddhapara Granite Mining Company Ltd (MGMCL) is toiling to sell 1.6 million tonnes of stone annually as Bangladesh imports more than 20 million tonnes. Its high-grade granite is in stock, but buyers opt for ‘lower-grade’ stone imports preferably from India, Bhutan, Vietnam and Dubai, industry... »
A vessel laden with 20,000 tonnes of coal reached the jetty of the Payra port yesterday for the first time in the history of the port. “It is a memorable day for us as it has been the first coal vessel to reach the jetty of our seaport,” said Commodore Md Saidur Rahman, a member for harbour and marine at the Payra Port Authority (PPA). The PPA managed all the... »
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Bangladesh-China Power Company Ltd (BCPCL) on Monday signed a contract with an Indonesian company to import coal for operation of its 660 MW capacity Unit-1 of 1320 MW Coal-fired Payra Power Plant in Patuakhali. As per the contract, Indonesian firm PT Bayan Resources Tbk will supply the required coal for the Unit-1 of the power plant so that it could start power generation from December next. Bangladesh’s state-owned North-West Power... »