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Dhaka Saturday,  Jun 15, 2024

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Bangladesh has rolled out its first metro rail services with great fanfare in a desperate effort to ease commuting in Dhaka, one of the world’s most crowded cities that chokes on its traffic congestion due to inadequate public transport. Sheikh Hasina flagged off the first metro train at Uttara North Station and became the first passenger on the maiden trip to Agargaon after inaugurating the services at a ceremony marked... »
Trains in the Dhaka Metro Rail network, the country’s first, will be powered by electricity from the national grid. But the metro trains have also been equipped with high-capacity batteries to ensure that they keep running during emergencies. The Dhaka Mass Transport Company Limited (DMTCL), the project authority, said the metro rail employs the energy storage system, or ESS, which means the trains’ braking system will be used to recharge... »
Recently, Chevron Bangladesh President and Managing Director, Mr. Eric M Walkervisited Sylhet and Habiganj where he attended events to support the local community as part of its Social Investment Initiatives. Ambulance handover to Sylhet City Corporation, Sylhet Mr Eric M Walker handed over an ambulance to Sylhet City Corporation at our Jalalabad Gas Field Office, Sylhet. When the country needs reliable, affordable energy to run its hospitals and emergency facilities,... »
The Power Division has won the ‘Digital Bangladesh Award 2022’ for ensuring efficiency, transparency and accountability alongside improving the quality of customer service by implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the programme as the chief guest marking the Digital Bangladesh Dibos-2022 and distributing prizes among the winners of the online quiz competition and Digital Bangladesh Puruskar (award)-2022. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division organised... »
Honorable Mayor of Sylhet City Corporation Mr. Ariful Haque Chowdhury inaugurated the Bholanando Uttoron Technical training center recently in Sylhet. Uttoron project is funded by Chevron and implemented by Swisscontact. Uttoron project started the modernization of Bholanando Uttoron Technical Training Center through partnership with Sylhet City Corporation. The training center located in the heart of Sylhet city, will be managed by Sylhet City Corporation through Public Private Partnership with an... »
Two more RMG factories in the country have been recognized as ‘green factory’ totaling the number of green factories to 178 in Bangladesh. Of the two new recognized factories, one got platinum rating while the other got gold rating. In the current year, a total of 13 RMG factories got the recognition of green factories under platinum rating category. The two new factories which got ‘green factory’ certificates are Bornali... »
Bangladesh is going to receive credit facility up to 3.468 billion SDR or around $4.5 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over the next four years. “We’re going to get the loan from IMF in the same way that we’ve approached earlier. There were apprehensions that we may not avail it due to conditions. But, finally we’re getting it under such conditions which we also feel should be fulfilled,”... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said Bangladesh is going to follow ‘Hydrogen Policy’ to tackle the power problem which is prevailing in the country. Report BSS “The policy-making works (regarding ‘Hydrogen Policy’) have already started,” he said in a press conference here today. He said the power department has formulated the EV (Electronic Vehicle) Policy for moving into more convenient transport services as soon... »
Bangladesh and Brunei have agreed to explore mechanisms for long-term collaboration in the energy sector, particularly in the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and other petroleum products to Bangladesh. This was stated in a joint statement between Bangladesh and Brunei Darussalam on the state visit of Brunei Darussalam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah to Bangladesh issued here this evening. Brunei Darussalam acknowledged the contribution of the Bangladeshi expatriates... »
Hasina visits India as both sides stress the need for strengthening economic cooperation amid Russia-Ukraine war and the coronavirus pandemic Staff Published : 7 Sept 2022, 02:59 AM Updated : 7 Sept 2022, 02:59 AM Bangladesh and India have discussed strengthening energy cooperation to tackle the global crisis created by the Russia-Ukraine war and the coronavirus pandemic. They also agreed to strengthen trade in a bilateral meeting led by... »