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Threat to cut off water, power lines to Khaleda’s office

Threat to cut off water, power lines to Khaleda’s office

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan today threatened BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia that electricity and gas connections to her office will be cut off and food supply will be barred if she does not withdraw blockade by February 2. "If you do not withdraw the blockade and hartal by February 2, you will be confined in...

Replacing fossil fuel based electricity?

Replacing fossil fuel based electricity?

BANGLADESH targets 10% electricity generation from renewable sources within 2021. To attain this target various fiscal and policy support initiatives have been offered. In 2003 the target was put forward by the government to install 50,000 solar home systems (SHS) within 5 years but the target was attained within 3 years. Already 3.5...

Lower power tariff

Two left parties yesterday urged the authorities concerned to lower the tariff on electricity rather than hiking it, reasoning that its production cost had gone down due to a drop in global oil prices almost by one third. The call came at a sit-in organised by the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) before the capital's Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) where the fourth and concluding day of a public hearing on the issue was being...

Electricity Agreement within SAARC

High stake in a low-key area of economic cooperation

IF a stocktaking of the achievements of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is done, it would be evident that while pleasantries have been exchanged between the South Asian leaders and noble pledges have been made by them, not much has followed in material terms. Conventions, Agreements, Declarations etc. have been signed; but tangible economic benefits directly attributable to SAARC initiatives are largely elusive. The SAARC Motor Vehicles Agreement and SAARC Regional Railways Agreement could have been...

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

President Abdul Hamid, now in New Delhi on a six-day visit to India, today sought more cooperation from the neighbouring country in the power sector to meet the growing electricity demand at home. The President sought the support when Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a call on him at his place of...

India ready to sell 100MW electricity to Bangladesh: Modi

India ready to sell 100MW electricity to Bangladesh: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said New Delhi was ready to sell 100MW of electricity to Bangladesh. He made the remark while responding to a request from Tawfique-e-Elahi Chowdhury, an adviser to Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar at the inaugural ceremony of the 750MW gas-driven Palatana power project...

Gas, power tariff to go up

Gas, power tariff to go up

Tariff of gas and electricity may go up in January 1 as retailers have applied to the energy regulator to adjust the prices to help them cut losses. The gas price will go up in all categories of consumers, Salim Mahmud, a member of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC), told The Daily Star today. The...

Power restored to all parts of country: Minister

Power restored to all parts of country: Minister

Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power and energy, has said power was restored to all parts of the country but refused to give any specific detail of the glitch that plunged the entire nation into the blackout for 10 hours yesterday. “We don’t want to give any details right now. We have already formed...

Electricity supply to Bangabhaban, Gono Bhaban restored

Electricity supply to Bangabhaban, Gono Bhaban restored

Not only the common people of the country, but also the president and the prime minister were affected by today's massive power outage for several hours. Power supply was disrupted all over the country when the Bangladesh-India power interconnection line at Bheramara in Kushtia tripped. The interconnection line used for transmission of 450 Megawatt power,...

Costly electricity weighs on budget

The power sector has achieved remarkable success in generation and supply, but the high production cost, a major concern, is piling pressure on the national budget, according to a government review report. The power sector will be part of a discussion today as the planning ministry presents the mid-term review of the Sixth Five-Year Plan (SFYP) designed for the country's economic development. “Much of the additional private electricity supply has come from rental plants that supply electricity to the national grid...

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