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Dhaka Thursday,  Feb 25, 2021

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As a part of its ongoing annual scholarship program for financially disadvantaged, meritorious students, Chevron Bangladesh has awarded scholarships to 849 students from 23 educational institutions near Chevron’s Bibiyana, Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar gas fields; about 64% of the scholarship recipients are female. Also included in the total are 66 scholarships for students who achieved excellent grades in the 2020 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams. The average pass rate of... »
  Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (Pvt.) Limited (BIFPCL) as part of its contribution towards development of power sector in Bangladesh has recruited first batch of engineer trainees for its 2X660 MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Project, Rampal, Bagerhat. Starting today on 11th January, 2021, these 43 engineering trainees would undergo a three month long foundation training program at the Power Management Institute (PMI) of NTPC Ltd. in Noida, UP of... »
Liberation War Affairs Minister A K M Mozammel Haque MP inaugurated the Summit funded newly-built 38 No. Kalakoir Government Primary School while Lt Col (Retd) Muhammad Faruk Khan MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Presidium Member, Bangladesh Awami League; and Mohammad Zahangir Alam, Mayor, Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) were present as the special guests of the ceremony. The new school building was constructed on 0.8... »
Chevron Bangladesh has always undertaken initiatives to stand by its fence line communities. As part of its annual social investment efforts, the companyrecently provided materials (e.g., hand-pumps/pipes/filters, etc.) for 80 deep and shallow tube-wells for the supply of safe drinking water to people living near its operational areas, potentially covering 550 families in multiple Unions residing near Bibiyana, Bangladesh’s largest producing gas field. In addition, Chevron Bangladesh has also recently... »
State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid expressed Bangladesh’s interest to work with India for the development of the energy sector in this region. He conveyed such interest when newly appointed Indian high commissioner Vikram Doraiswami met him at his office in the Power and Energy Ministry. Welcoming the new Indian envoy, Nasrul Hamid said there was a huge opportunity for Bangladesh and India to work together... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that the country will achieve the target of access to electricity for all by December this year. He made the disclosure at a meeting with executive committee of the Forum for Energy Reporters Bangladesh (FERB), a journalist body of the working reporters in energy and power sector, on Sunday at the Power Division. Nasrul Hamid said the government... »
BERC can revise energy price more than once in a fiscal Parliament passes Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2020 The Jatiya Sangsad passed the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on Wednesday to empower the BERC to make any change in tariff more than one time in a financial year. The existing law permits BERC to make any change in tariff once in a financial year, reports UNB. State... »
Eminent local and diaspora energy experts put high importance on extraction of coal resources of the country. Appreciating timely implementation of Payra coal fired power plant, they said, debate on coal will come to an end once people know more about the success of the coal fired power. Taking part in the discussion Mr. Nasrul Hamid, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources said, those who have created issues,... »
  Secretary, Power Division, Dr. Sultan Ahmed said that Rampal Power Plant has been implementing various social development activities. As a part of its community development programs and CSR activities, BIFPCL has conducted medical camps, distributed wheel chairs, implemented safe drinking water projects, distributed water filters in schools & colleges, provided skill development training like computer & sewing, distributed sewing machines, distributed relief amongst the poor during Covid-19 pandemic ,... »
Bangladesh and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday agreed to undertake ‘special actions’ in order to expedite the implementation of ADB-assisted projects in this country for promoting faster economic recovery and greater job creation. The special actions for enhancing project performances include accelerating approval and paying mobilisation advance for large contracts, implementing health safety guidelines, and offering virtual training opportunities to the project staff and beneficiaries, reports UNB citing a... »