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Dhaka Monday,  Feb 6, 2023

Coal Sector

Chinese state media says 33 coal miners trapped underground during a gas explosion have been found dead, as work safety officials vowed to punish those responsible. Two miners survived Monday’s explosion but rescuers working around the clock found no others alive. All bodies have been recovered and rescuers were shown bowing their heads in memorial for the dead. Gas explosions inside mines are often caused when a flame or electrical... »
India is keen to develop Bangladesh’s coal fields in the Northern part of the country and procure it for its own purpose. Indian State Mminister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has showed the interest of his country to the Bangladesh’s State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources during a bi-lateral meeting held in New Delhi on October 5. In 2001-04, Indian business tycoon Tata has proposed to... »
China has shown its interest to build a coal terminal, a coal transport channel at Maheshkhali site, the next power hub location of the country. They are also keen to develop the lands of the project site and are also willing to manage the funding sources that will be required to do all these things. China National Complete Engineering Corporation (CCEC), a subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned company has recently... »
The World Bank is indirectly financing a boom in some of Asia’s dirtiest coal-fired power generation despite commitments to end most funding for the sector, a development advocacy group charged Monday. The power plants, which contribute to climate change and deforestation as well as premature deaths due to illness, are cropping up from Bangladesh to the Philippines, all with financing provided by financial intermediaries supported by the Bank, said a... »
The Maddhapara Granite mining facility was closed for nearly a year and is now about to start the extraction again in the next month. Installation of new equipment, which the mining facility had been lacking since the last year is almost finished, claimed the authority. The Managing Director of the Madhyapara Granite Mining Company Ltd (MGMCL) Engr. Md. Nowshad Islam told Energybangla that, the extraction would start from the last... »
The government has backtracked on its decision of open-pit mining in the country’s major coalfield — Barapukuria due to major land subsidence around the existing underground mining operations. Land subsidence can be caused by withdrawal of large amounts of fluid—water, oil, and even geothermal fluid—from beneath the earth’s surface. Subsidence can result in structural damage to a mine, lost or damaged support infrastructure, and sometimes, injury or loss of life.... »
As the domestic demand for coal has started dwindling with surplus stock at power plants, Coal India has started exploring export opportunities, hoping to enter Bangladesh with the upcoming Maitree super-critical thermal project there. A team recently visited Bangladesh and is likely to table its report soon. State-owned power generator NTPC is developing a 1,320-Mw thermal power project in Khulna, Bangladesh, in partnership with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). A... »
Bangladesh on Thursday claimed to have found the biggest ever limestone deposit in its northern district of Naogaon, capable of meeting the entire demand of the country’s cement industry. State Minister for Minerals Nasrul Hamid told reporters that the deposit was found across an area of 50 sq km up to a depth of 2,214 feet below the surface at the district’s Badalgachhi Upazila. “It will be able to meet... »
Havingmore operating loss than previous year, GCM desires its continuous efforts for Phulbari Coal Project. The company remains wholly focused on pursuing the necessary approval from the Government for the Project to proceed with the next stage of development. GCM incurred 6 lac 40 thousand pound losses equivalent more than 7 crore taka in only six month ending December 2015. In a release published yesterday in London on company’s interim... »
At least five labourers were killed when a coal mine collapsed in northwest Pakistan, officials said Sunday, with two more still missing. More than 30 miners were trapped in the far-flung mountainous Orakzai tribal district after a shaft collapsed amid heavy downpours on Saturday, according to Zubair Khan, the top government official in the district. “Rescuers have so far retrieved five dead bodies while 26 were rescued alive,” Khan told... »