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Dhaka urges Tokyo to hire BD workers ahead of 2020 Olympic  The government will implement a number of projects, including 1200-megawatt Matarbari Ultra Super Critical coal-fired power plant in Cox’s Bazar with a Japanese loan package under the 35th Official Development Assistance (ODA), said the State Minister for Foreign Affairs here on Thursday. Bangladesh and Japan […]

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Prime minister’s energy adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury on Tuesday urged all to have patience to see development in the power sector saying that sometimes a bit of load-shedding is good, or else, people will forget the progress achieved in electricity generation. “Load-shedding should be there to some extent to keep the past in mind. This is […]

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The daily production of electricity has reportedly been reduced to bring down the cost of buying power from rental plants With the ongoing heat wave causing demand for electricity to grow, the country is facing fresh rounds of load shedding, despite the state minister for power’s recent claim that the country would not experience any […]

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Bangladesh has agreed to provide India a ‘power corridor’ to help its neighbour link its north-eastern and north-western parts with electricity transmission lines spanning Bangladesh territory. The Joint Steering Committee of the two countries has agreed to explore the possibility having such connectivity. The power lines will run from Rangia Raota, in Assam, to Borakpur, […]

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  BNP will stage demonstrations across the country on Friday protesting the hike in power tariffs.   The demonstrations will be held in all the cities, district towns and upazila headquarters throughout the country.   BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office […]

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The government has raised power tariff by an average of 6.96 percent, a move which is most likely to affect all the sectors. Consumers will be charged the new price from this month. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) announced the decision on Thursday after holding a public hearing on the matter last week. Bangladesh’s main […]

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There is no load-shedding in Bangladesh at present, not even for a fleeting second, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has claimed. He said this on Monday while answering a supplementary question in Parliament. According to the Power Development Board (PDB), power generation on Sunday exactly matched the demand of 6,322 […]

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured of prompt measures to provide 100MW electricity to Bangladesh from Tripura’s Paltana power plant. He gave this assurance to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a meeting on the sidelines of BIMSTEC summit at Myanmar, said the Prime Minister’s special aide Mahbubul Haque Shakil. The two leaders met for […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has defended the government decision to hike power prices again. “Do you know what the power prices are in our neighbouring countries? (We) need to pay for the production cost. You want usage but don’t want to pay for it?” she said on Wednesday. She said this in reply to a […]

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Country’s power generation in 2013 surpassed the previous record in 2012, after 500 MW electricity import from neighbouring India boosted the capacity.   As a result, the achievement in power sector in 2013 appeared to be relatively better compared to 2012. But if the import from India is not taken into account, the nett new […]

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PM to inaugurate ‘Alok Utsab’ at BICC   The government will celebrate the milestone of 10,000 MW of power generation in the country on Tuesday.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate a function, titled ‘Alok Utsab’ (illumination festival) at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). She will also inaugurate the ‘National Electricity Week’ at the […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will unveil the foundation plaque of the coal-fired Rampal power plant on Saturday amid howls of protests from activists who say it will ruin the Sundarbans. Power Secretary Monwar Islam on Friday told bdnews24.com the foundation stone of Maitree Super Thermal Power Project at Bagerhat’s Rampal would be unveiled at Kushtia’s […]

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