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 National Committee to Protect Oil-Gas and Power-Port in a statement today (Monday) urged the people to resist the move for setting up coal-fired power plant under India-Bangladesh joint venture at Rampal, a location close to the Sundarbans mangrove forest. The statement, signed by its convenor Engr Shiekh Mohammad Shahidullah and member secretary Prof Anu Muhammad, […]

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Bangladesh and India on Saturday signed three agreements for a joint coal-based power company project. The pacts – Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), Implementation Agreement (IA) and Supplementary Joint Venture Agreement (SJVA) – were inked in Dhaka in the evening for a 1320MW coal-based Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (Pvt) Limited (BIFPCL) in Khulna’s Rampal. A Memorandum […]

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 Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) has sought compensation of about Tk 12 crore from the Power Development Board (PDB) for not receiving fuel as per its requisition. Both the BPC and PDB are state-owned agencies. BPC is the state-owned fuel import and supply body of the Energy Division while PDB is power generating agency under the […]

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Dhaka and New Delhi will sign three agreements here on Saturday to implement the proposed 1320-MW coal-fired power plant project in joint venture at Rampal, a location close to the Sundarbans. The deals are Implementation Agreement (IA), Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Supplementary Joint Venture Agreement (SJVA). A five-member Indian delegation, led by Power Secretary […]

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Power consumers have started feeling the pinch of blackout as more than 10 large- and medium-sized power plants now remained out of operation either for maintenance or forced shutdown. According to official sources, the city dwellers and  people living elsewhere have started experiencing load shedding for 4-5 times a day, and each time, the blackout […]

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India plans to export 250 megawatts (MW) of power to Bangladesh from July in a bid to strengthen strategic ties with the neighbouring country. Bangladesh Power Development Board will receive 500MW from a newly built 125km powerline, which links Bengal’s Murshidabad district with Bheramara in Bangladesh . Part of the 500MW will come from NTPC’s […]

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Denmark is keen to build cooperation in the renewable energy sector and increase its trade with Bangladesh. The interest of the European country was conveyed when visiting Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach met Finance Minister AMA Muhith at his office on Monday. Referring to his discussion with Danish Minister, Muhith said Denmark […]

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 Undeterred by current political developments in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, NTPC is quite firm to pursue development of imported coal-based power projects in these countries. NTPC, the largest Indian state-owned electric utilities company based in New Delhi, has rubbished reports appearing in a section of press relating to losing the projects to China, report Indian […]

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A taskforce might be formed at the national level comprising representatives from public and private sectors, NGOs and donor agencies to move forward the `United Nations Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Programme’. The SE4ALL programme is an initiative of the UN Secretary General targeted with three main goals such as ensuring energy access by all […]

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Dhaka, Mar 8 (UNB) – The country is likely to face a grave uncertainty in meeting its energy needs as the government has failed to implement a “highly ambitious and unrealistic” plan, according to experts. After assuming office in 2009, the Awami League government adopted a mega plan to increase the energy supply by enhancing […]

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(Reuters) – Bangladesh will import 250 megawatt-hours (MWh) a day of electricity from India starting in August, the two countries said in a joint statement, to help meet demand while power plants are under construction. A grid interconnection between Bheramara in Bangladesh and Baharampur in India will be completed by the end of July this […]

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FHM Humayan Kabir The government has finally decided to borrow hard-term loans worth nearly US$1.5 billion from export credit agencies (ECAs) for setting up five big power plants, officials said Monday. The Power Division officials said they have already selected bidders for setting up the plants, to be mobilised with the ECA loans. “We have […]

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