2d ago| Utilities

BPDB submits proposal seeking 19.44% hike

State-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has submitted its proposal to the energy regulator seeking Tk 1.47 hike per kilowatt hour (each unit) at the retail level, official sources said today.

4d ago| Utilities

Power distributor seeks to hike retail price

Even though the state minister for power assured that the bulk power price hike would not have any implication on consumers right away, a distributor has already submitted a proposal to increase retail electricity price.

5d ago| Utilities

Verdict tomorrow whether electricity prices would go up

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) is set to announce the verdict tomorrow of the review appeal of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) to hike the bulk electricity price.

Thousands suffer as gas supply suspended in Brahmanbaria for 3 days

Gas supply — both residential and commercial —in Sadar and Sarail upazilas of Brahmanbaria has been suspended from early today (July 31, 2022) due to pipeline relocation work under the four-lane highway upgradation project from Ashuganj river port to Akhaura land port.

Water in the gas line!

Households of the capital’s Mir Hajirbagh have been facing a gas crisis for months. But that problem may seem trivial when compared to the looming danger.

Wasa pushes for area-wise water tariff

Dhaka Wasa yesterday proposed resetting its tariffs such that low-income people can get water at a much lower rate than the wealthy.

November 23, 2022
November 23, 2022

BPDB submits proposal seeking 19.44% hike

State-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has submitted its proposal to the energy regulator seeking Tk 1.47 hike per kilowatt hour (each unit) at the retail level, official sources said today.

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Power distributor seeks to hike retail price

Even though the state minister for power assured that the bulk power price hike would not have any implication on consumers right away, a distributor has already submitted a proposal to increase retail electricity price.

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

Verdict tomorrow whether electricity prices would go up

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) is set to announce the verdict tomorrow of the review appeal of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) to hike the bulk electricity price.

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

Dhaka Wasa chairman accused of interference in regular works

Some Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) officials filed a complaint with the Local Government Rural Development ministry alleging that Dr Golam Mostafa, the chairman of the Dhaka Wasa Board, had illegally interfered with their daily and administrative works.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

Titas cuts off 112 household connections in Dhaka's Kuril

Titas Gas Distribution Company Ltd has disconnected a total of 112 household connections under Kuril zonal office and collected around Tk 27 lakh as penalty today.

October 22, 2022
October 22, 2022

Locals bring out procession in Siddheswari protesting water crisis

Locals at Dhaka’s Siddheswari Circular Road today staged demonstration against Dhaka Wasa, demanding uninterrupted water supply in the area.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

PDB to launch hotlines for its clients next year

Bangladesh Power Development Board will open a call centre for its 36 lakh power consumers next year.

September 2, 2022
September 2, 2022

"Water to be more expensive for affluent areas, cheaper for impoverished ones"

LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam has said that no subsidy will be provided by Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Dhaka WASA) from now on. 

August 30, 2022
August 30, 2022

WASA to bring Dhaka under 100% permanent sewerage network by 2030

Dhaka WASA has taken plans and initiatives to bring the capital city under 100 percent permanent sewerage network by 2030, LGRD Minister Tajul Islam told parliament today (August 30, 2022).

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

Another hike?

When Dhaka residents are already burdened with hikes of fuel, essentials and transport fare, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Dhaka Wasa) recently proposed to hike water tariff by 25 percent for residential connections and 19 percent for commercial ones.