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Dhaka Tuesday,  Dec 5, 2023

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the channel of the Matarbari Deep Seaport and unveiled the foundation plaque of its first terminal in Cox’s Bazar’s Moheshkhali. The premier travelled to Ramu boarding the first train on the Dohazari-Cox’s Bazar route following the inauguration of the rail link and the train station in the beach city on Saturday. She arrived at the rally organised by the Awami League on the Township... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said energy security will be ensured by providing electricity at competitive prices and dependence on other expensive fuels will be reduced. He made the remark soon after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the second unit of Bangladesh-India Maitri Super Thermal Power Plant through video conference. “The project will play a role in... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi today jointly inaugurated the 12.24 km Akhaura-Agartala cross-border rail link, hoping to foster possibilities in trade, business, tourism and people to people contact. The two leaders jointly opened the rail link unveiling the inaugural plaque by pressing button through video conferencing, from Dhaka and New Delhi. At the same programme, they also jointly inaugurated India-assisted two more development projects, Khulna-Mongla... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said that team effort and eagerness can play a major role for success in the power sector. “It is must to work together to meet challenges for uninterrupted and affordable power supply across the country,” he said this at a view exchange meeting with power division officials at his ministry conference room. The power division organized the view exchange meeting... »
Japan will provide 2,17,556 million Japanese Yen (approximately $1,500 million) more in seventh tranche under the 44th Japanese Loan Package (2nd batch) for the Matarbari Ultra Super Critical Coal-Fired Power Project. Under the project, ‘Exchange of Notes’ and ‘Loan Agreement’ for 7th tranche of Matarbari Ultra Super Critical Coal-fired Power Project under the 44th Japanese ODA Loan Package (2nd batch) were signed on Saturday between the Government of Bangladesh and... »
S Alam Group’s 1,320 MW coal-fired SS Power Plant at Banshkhali in Chattogram started commercial operation today. The SS Power Plant started commercial generation as the 660-megawatt capacity first unit started supplying electricity to the national grid at full capacity from 12:01am today, said a press release of S Alam Group. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPBD) conducted inspections... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said that the government has been working to supply uninterrupted electricity at affordable price with taking challenge. “The power sector needs $75 billion in investment over the next 15 years to ensure uninterrupted power supply at affordable price,” he said while addressing a 3-day regional climate conference titled: “Energy Policy: Ensuring access to affordable, reliable and modern energy service... »
The present government has paid a total of Tk 1.04 lakh crore to 82 independent power producers and 32 rental power plants as capacity charge or rental payment during its three terms. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid disclosed this information on Tuesday in Parliament. Replying to a tabled question of opposition Gonoforum MP Mokabbir Khan, Nasrul said that the Bangladesh-China Power Company Plant was paid... »
A long-overdue crackdown on ‘capacity payment’ finally comes as the government begins ditching diesel-guzzling power plants that idly fed on public money, sources say. The bundling out of the ‘expensive’ power plants begins as demand grows louder for disposing of such plants most of which were almost idle in their lifetime but burdening the exchequer with ‘capacity payments’,’ according to the sources. Over the past several months five privately owned... »
An understanding has been reached in principle for the supply of electricity to Bangladesh from via an Indian transmission line and a formal agreement between the three nations will be signed soon on this, according to officials at the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). The three countries have reached a verbal understanding to export electricity from Nepal to Bangladesh, according to Suresh Bhattarai, spokesperson at the NEA, reports the Economic Times.... »