The government-run Tongi 105-megawatt power station did not produce a single watt of electricity in 2017-18, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22. In the whole year of 2018-19,
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission fixes price of liquefied petroleum gas every month, but consumers buy the key fuel at a higher price due to non-compliance by importers, distributors, and retailers.
The much-awaited Rooppur nuclear power plant is coming along at more or less the expected pace but the country has to wait longer to enjoy the benefits as the power evacuation facility from the plant would not be ready on time.
The deadline for the “Installation of Single Point Mooring (SPM) with Double Line” project will be extended for the fourth time with the cost to be raised by around Tk 1,000 crore, or 15 percent, according to the Planning Commission.
The plans to finalise a system to automatically synchronise domestic fuel prices with international ones from September may get delayed.
With local gas production on the wane, import dependency in the power and energy sector is on the rise, in what can be viewed as a threat to national energy security, according to experts.
Though the government has allocated a large amount of subsidy to the power sector, it is unable to disburse the amount as per demand due to narrow fiscal space.
Aiming to safeguard intellectual property rights, the government is going to increase the punishment for violating copyrights, with more specific definitions and the inclusion of some new provisions.