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PDB’s plea for bulk power price hike Bangladesh Power development Board (BPDB) has submitted a fresh proposal for bulk power price hike to the Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) to offset its huge deficit that would stand at Tk 8,608 crore in the next fiscal year."Yes, we submitted a proposal to the commission, however, we did not mention any amount or percentage there, ...
Only those willing shall be sent, says official
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Rohingyas agree to relocate to Bhasahan CharRohingyas, the forcibly displaced people of Myanmar's Rakhaine State, expressed their willingness to relocate to Bhashan Char, a Tk 2,312 crore project that includes housing, power, communication, healthcare, storm surge protection and cyclone shelter centre facilities for the Rohingyas.This was disclosed at a meeting of Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) with representatives from the ...
Barapukuria Coal Mine Scam
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Petrobangla to take action against 23 officialsFinally, the state-owned oil and gas corporation Petrobangla is set to take official action against 23 people including seven former managing directors of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL).Petrobangla decided to take action as those 23 officials had not been punished even after the had submitted charge-sheet against them in a case filed for coal ...
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Power from Payra Plant  hits snagThe government plan to add 660 MW of power to the national grid from Payra Power Plant is in limbo as the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) has failed to complete the 400KV Payara-Gopalganj transmission line as per schedule.Recently the authorities have planned to shut seven small and medium power plants to start generating ...
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Two BD firms to export LPG to Indian NE statesBangladesh's two companies will export 15,000 metric tonnes of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) per annum to the landlocked northeastern states of India to meet the household energy demands of the four percent of Indian population.According to the plan Omera Petroleum and Beximco LPG will import bulk LP Gas from abroad and bottled it at Mongla ...
PM’s India Visit Oct 3-6
Mutual withdrawal of objections relating to continental shelf in Bay, $500m LoC to buy arms from India
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Two crucial issues to figure in talks with ModiIndia will focus on two crucial issues during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's meeting with her Indian counterpart Norendra Modi in New Delhi on October 5."The first issue is mutual withdrawal of the objections lodged with the UN body to resolve the disputes related to the claims to the continental shelf in the Bay of Bengal. ...
Focusing Rohingya Crisis
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20-member AL team leaves for China todayA High-level 20-member delegation of Bangladesh Awami League leaves for China today (Wednesday) at the invitation of Communist Party of China (CPC). AL Presidium Member and Parliamentary Standing Committee Chairman on Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Matin Khasru will lead the delegation.To address the Rohingya crisis through using multi-dimensional approach, the ruling party Awami ...
BD to host IORA conference on Sept 5
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Thrust on tapping  potential of blue economy Bangladesh will host the third Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Blue Economy Ministerial Conference in the capital city of Dhaka on September 5.  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the conference but a working session will be held on September 4 prior to the conference day.The IORA is a regional forum, based on the principles ...
Original proposal was changed four times
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Power purchase deal with India’s Reliance Sept 1Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) is set to sign a power purchase agreement with Indian Reliance Power Ltd to purchase power from the proposed 750MW liquefied natural gas (LNG)-based power plant at Meghnaghat in Narayanganj.After a number of changes in its proposal, an official of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) said the Indian conglomerate has ...
JWG Meeting Ends
BD seeks to export surplus power to India
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More electricity from Tripura unlikelyBangladesh and India have reached a consensus to examine the power export-import issues between the two countries in a holistic approach on the concluding day of power secretary-level talks."We both the countries are ready to expand power exchange programme with our close neighbours Bhutan and Nepal, in line with the idea, we plans to explore ...
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