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Dhaka Saturday,  Jun 15, 2024

Power Sector

Tender has been floated for constructing the 1,320 megawatt Rampal plant near the Sundarbans amid concerns from the Unesco and environmentalists over the power plant’s possible harmful effects on the forest, a Unesco world heritage site. Environmentalists have long been protesting against the construction of the massive coal-fired power plant in Bagerhat, as the location of the Bangladesh-India joint venture project is only 14km off the world’s largest mangrove forest.... »
All kinds of incandescent light bulbs, known as conventional light bulbs, are likely to go from residential and commercial use within the next three years as those will be replaced with LED ones. Newly formed Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) has undertaken the programme in consultation with the manufacturers and traders of energy saving bulbs. “The promotion of LED bulbs to replace the incandescent bulbs will be our... »
Summit Group has borrowed Tk 40 billion from an international consortium comprising companies of, among others, DEG of Germany, FMO of the Netherlands and Standard Chartered Bank. The loan, which carries an interest rate of 4.5 percent, will be used to help 335MW Summit Meghnaghat power plant and 341MW Summit Bibiyana II plant for commercial production.
The Tk 915 crore power distribution system development project for Rajshahi zone got nod from the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday. The Ecnec at a meeting, chaired by its Chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, approved the project aimed at creating new subscribers along with reducing system loss in sixty upazilas of the northern region. Once the project is completed, some two lakh new subscribers will... »
Potential foreign investors queried about the security of their investment in the proposed 1320MW Rampal power plant during the first pre-bid meeting of the power project on Monday. Renowned companies from US, Germany, Japan, Spain, Korea, China and India raised queries about the security of their investment if they would engage themselves as Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contractors for the coal-fired power project at Rampal near Sundarbans. The pre-bid... »
Bangladesh-India Friendship Company Limited (BIFCL) has got ‘huge response’ from international firms to construct controversial 1320MW coal-fired Rampal power project near Sundarbans, a top official said. “We have got huge response from around 70 world renowned firms who have shown interest to construct power project. The representative of those firms will participate at a pre-bid meeting,” BIFCL Managing Director VS Tamrakar told. He said the two-day long pre-bid meeting will... »
Bangladesh has planned to import 6000-7000 MW of power from Nepal, Bhutan and India, said State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid on Saturday. “We’ve now recast our plan to double the future import of electricity from our neighbouring countries. Earlier, our plan was to import 3,000 MW,  he told the concluding session of the two-day “Sector Leaders’ Workshop” at Biduyt Bhaban in the city. Power Division under the... »
Power Division has sought waver of VAT and other duties on import of machinery and necessary equipment for implementing 1320MW coal-fired power project at Rampal near Sundarbans. Power Division Secretary Monowar Islam in a letter to Chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Md Mojiburr Rahman requested to issue Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) on withdrawal of CD, VAT and other duties in this regard. He also requested the... »
The government is going to amend the Power Sector Master Plan (PSMP) due to complications about the local coal extraction. As per PSMP, the government has to generate 11,000MW of electricity by 2030 with local coal. But local coal extraction is still on discussion table. PSMP amendment process has been started already, the amendment proposal will be submitted for approval to concern ministry in October this year, said Power Division... »
A Bimstec meeting yesterday finalised a draft deal to set up power grid connections for electricity trade among its seven member countries — Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. “After years of negotiation, the member states of Bimstec today finalised the draft of the deal,” said Anwar Hossain, joint secretary (development) of the Power Division yesterday. “We are hopeful that this initiative will provide energy security in... »