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Dhaka Monday,  Jan 24, 2022

Coal Sector

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that all coal mining licences awarded between 1993 and 2010 are illegal. Successive governments gave rights to mine coal to state and private companies in a manner which was “not fair and transparent” and without competitive bidding, the court said. The court will now examine whether 218 such licences should be cancelled. India’s federal auditors say the country lost $210bn (£134bn) because coalfield rights were... »
Politicians, academics and rights defenders on Friday demanded immediate implementation of Phulbari agreement signed in 2006 stating that open-pit method would not be followed in mining coal at Phulbari in Dinajpur. They made the demand at a discussion organised by Dhaka City unit of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports at Maitri Auditorium at the Communist Party of Bangladesh central office marking Phulbari Day,... »
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) today approved the 1,200-megawatt Matarbari coal-fired power project worth Tk 35,984 crore. Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jaica) will provide Tk 28,939 crore in loans for the project, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told journalists after an Ecnec meeting. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting at the NEC auditorium in the capital. Mustafa Kamal said the power plant will add... »
A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported. Twelve other miners were rescued from the privately owned mine in Huainan city in Anhui province after Tuesday’s blast, one of whom suffered burns, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Rescuers pulled out two bodies Wednesday, including the driver... »
Shamim Jahangir: The proposed open-pit mining at Barapukuria coal mine in Dinajpur depends on lifting of 344 million cubic metres of water and its successful management. This was disclosed at a workshop on water modeling at Barapukuria coal mine held in Dhaka on Thursday. Petrobangla Chairman Prof Hossain Monsur, former Petrobangla chairman Mosharaf Hossain, Petrobangla Director (Operation) M Quamruzzman, Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) representative, IWM representative and concerned senior... »
The people of Phulbari area organized an open rally demanding implementation of the Phulbari coalmine. The rally was organized in the Friday morning at the Phulbari Bus Stand . Hundreds of people joined the rally. The speakers in the rally with the slogan “Want Immediate Implementation of the Phulbari Coalmine” raised strong voices to the Government for immediate implementation of the coalmine for resolving unemployment problem of the area. Otherwise... »
People of Phulbari Demanded Coal Extraction for Employment in an open meeting and Procession held toady Organized by Phulbari Dwellers. Speakers of the gathering said, Government should come forward to extraction coal from the area for the sake of regional development. Meeting was held on `Phulbari Coal Resource and Our Development Thoughts’ at the Dak Bangla premise, Dhaka Morh with the chair of freedom fighter Mr. Anwarul Islam. There was... »
By Sam Dodson A new report has noted that China’s planned shift away from coal puts up to US$ 21 billion of investments at risk. China’s increasing efforts to reduce coal use and move to cleaner fuels is a worry for investors, who have benefited from the Asian powerhouse’s heavy reliance on coal to fuel its economic growth over the past three decades. China now burns half the coal that... »
14 May 2014 : Rescuers are hunting desperately for scores of Turkish coal miners still missing after an explosion caused a pit to collapse, killing at least 245. Dozens escaped the pit in Soma, 450km (280 miles) from Ankara, but officials say more than 100 are unaccounted for. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived at the mine after announcing three days of mourning for what will be Turkey’s most deadly... »
An enterprise of Bangladesh Navy, NOU Kollan Foundation Trading Limited (NKFTCL) is interested to set up a coal-fired power project at Moheshkhali to generate 1320MW electricity. The consortium – NKFTCL, Interport BD Limited (IPBD) and Lone Star Energy LLC (LSEL) has proposed to set up the plant to supply electricity at Tk 7.90 per unit. As per the proposal, the project would be commissioned within 60 months after the deal... »