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Dhaka Friday,  May 14, 2021

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  Newly appointed Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Naoko Ito today said that the Japanese private sector is interested to work more in Bangladesh’s power and energy sector. The Japanese ambassador evinced such interest when he made a courtesy call on State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid at his secretariat office, said a ministry press release. Expressing gratitude to the state minister for extending cooperation towards implementing... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said partnership among other countries is a must to increase energy availability and its security. “Mutual cooperation will help self-improvement and ensure free flow of technology,” he told this at a ministerial-level meeting of “Enabling Energy Transformation Through Technology and Policy Innovations” at Baku in Azerbaijan, according to a message received here today. He also reviewed of experience successes... »
As a part of its ongoing yearly scholarship distribution program for financially disadvantaged, meritorious students, Chevron Bangladesh hosted a ceremony yesterday at the premises of its Bibiyana Gas Plant. In all, 823 students from 24 educational institutions near Chevron’s Bibiyana, Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar natural gas fields were awarded stipends this year, of which around 64% are females. Also included in the total are 20 scholarships for students who received... »
The government is actively considering waiving port dues and charges for LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminals and vessels at Moheshkhali, Cox’s Bazar. Officials concerned said the authorities are thinking of giving waiver since the dues and charges will ultimately be a burden on consumers. But the government will attach conditions like registration of LNG carriers under law and training of local sailors to operate the vessels to the waiver facility.... »
World Bank (WB) has forecasted the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of Bangladesh at 7.2 per cent for the fiscal year 2019-20, while government’s projection for the same fiscal year in the national budget was 8.2 per cent. Bangladesh sustained strong growth in fiscal year 2018-2019, according to a report titled ‘Bangladesh Development Update October 2019: Tertiary Education and Job Skills’ launched today by WB at its Dhaka office.... »
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission holds a programme in its office in Dhaka on Tuesday on the occasion of the beginning of e-licencing service week. — New Age photo The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday opened e-licencing service allowing entrepreneurs in the power and energy sector to register their businesses online. From now on, licences for power production, energy transmission, sale, transportation and distribution can be obtained or renewed online.... »
Bangladesh has taken its position in the top-20 improvers in the doing business 2020 as the country has implemented various reform initiatives to make a business-friendly environment, according to the World Bank (WB). As per the multi-donor bank report, available on its website, Bangladesh made it easier for entrepreneurs to start a business, obtain an electrical connection and access credit. Among other initiatives, Bangladesh lowered the name clearance fee for... »
Summit Group has received Wärtsilä’s Valued Customer Recognition Award 2019 for excellent performance and execution of 450 MW fast track power project complex in Gazipur in record time of 9 months. Both the Mayor of the City of Vaasa Tomas Häyry and Managing Director of Finland’s oldest and largest chamber of commerce – Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce Juha Häkkinen jointly handed over the award to Md Latif Khan, Vice-Chairman of... »
Chevron Bangladesh recently organizedtree plantation drives at various locations in Sylhet. Chevron’s Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar Gas Plant Superintendents inaugurated the proceedings at events that were also attended by the Mayor of Sylhet City Corporation, Ariful Haque Choudhury; Lackatoorah and Majdehee tea estate managers,and Chevron employees. The eventswereheld in collaboration with the Bangladesh chapter of Chevron’s XYZ Network, an employee network. The first such tree plantation drive of the year... »
State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid has asked state-run power entities to find alternative finances instead of government funds to accomplish development work. They should arrange funds from stock market, bidders’ financing or export credit agency (ECA), he suggested on Wednesday. Mr Hamid was speaking as the chief guest at an agreement-signing ceremony between Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) and Finland’s Hifab Oy-Engineers and Consultants Bangladesh... »