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Trilateral Energy Cooperation
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Technical body formed to prepare draft MoUThe government has formed a technical committee to prepare a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the trilateral energy collaboration among Bangladesh-Bhutan and India."The government has formed a technical committee to fix up the modality of the draft MoU on the trilateral energy collaboration among the three countries within next 35 days," a senior official ...
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Govt to allow three oil-fired quick rental power plants The government is set to allow operation of three oil-fired quick rental power plants having a total generation capacity of around 300 megawatts (MW) by two years under the 'no electricity, no payment' system.The Power Division is going to pick those three from the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)'s proposal where it (BPDB) sought extension ...
Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant
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Russian co for compensation clause implementation Russian company JSC Atomstroyexpor, the sub-contractor of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project, (RNPP) has demanded implementation of the 'Force Majeure' measures clauses of the agreement to avoid liability of disruptions caused by the global pandemic."The Russian contractor has sought to activate the 'force majeure' provisions in the face of the global pandemic.  In March 2020 ...
Production crunch, planning debacle blamed
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Experts warn of acute gas crisisExperts have voiced concern over the Energy Ministry's negligence and reluctance in implementing the long and mid-term planning in gas sector putting the country's gas reserves at risks. They warned it may result in acute gas crisis in the country any time. Power plants, CNG stations, Tea gardens are facing acute gas crisis for last ...
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Govt plans to import R-LNG from India through pipelineThe government is considering an Indian company's proposal for supplying Refined-Liquefied Natural Gas (R-LNG) through a cross-border pipeline to import around 200 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) equivalent of R-LNG from a 5.0 million tonnes per year (MPTA) capacity.Bangladesh has no experience to deal with R-LNG. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreed to provide ...
Rohingya Repatriation
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Int’l community haven’t kept promise: FMBangladesh received more refugees than all of Europe did in 2016 at the height of the Syrian crisis. Bangladesh which has less than 0.31 per cent of the global population, hosts 4.7 per cent of its total refugees, UN report said.In order to provide support to the Rohingya refugees, it would require at least US$1 ...
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Two floating LNG terminals at Payra plannedGovernment has planned to set up 2 Floating Storage Regasification Units (FSRU) at Payra.For meeting the growing energy demand and fulfilling government's commitment to reduce carbon emissions, the Energy and Power division has planned so under Special Power and Energy Supply ACT.In June 2017, government engaged a Japanese firm, Tokyo Gas Engineering Solution Corporation to ...
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BD to invest in hydro-power projects jointly with NepalBangladesh wants to make a joint investment in the hydro-power projects with the Himalayan country Nepal to open power import-business in near future.For making investment in the Nepalese hydro-power project a meeting of the Joint Steering Committee co-led by the energy secretaries of Nepal and Bangladesh and the Joint Working Group co-led by the joint ...
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Mass vaccination won’t face challenges: FMThe government programme to vaccinate 80 per cent people of the country in phases would not face any big challenges in near future as Covex committed to supply six crore doses of vaccines by December 2021, Foreign Ministry sources said."The vaccine supply remains steady and there will be no problem to get adequate vaccine doses," ...
Taskforce To Bring Back Killers of Bangabandhu
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No meeting in 4 years The taskforce, aiming to devise a plan to bring back the two fugitive killers of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from abroad, has not been able to sit even for a single day over the last four years."We are yet to conduct any schedulde meeting during this pandemic situation. However, we ...
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