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  • Govt eyes state companies to finance Padma Bridge project

    Govt eyes state companies to finance Padma Bridge project

    Petrobangla has been asked to pay Tk8bn to the government exchequer by mid-May

    The country’s state-owned companies have been asked to provide the national exchequer with extra funds to assist the government finance the Padma Bridge project.

    The instruction emerged from a meeting of the Finance Division last week, officials said.Additional Finance Secretary Ranjit Kumar Chakraborty chaired the meeting.

  • B’desh-Bhutan-India trilateral meeting held

    B’desh-Bhutan-India trilateral meeting held

    It was agreed that road, rail and waterways were building blocks to an interdependent and mutually beneficial relationship
     

    The first Bangladesh-Bhutan-India trilateral meeting on connectivity and transit was held in Dhaka on Friday.

    Foreign Ministry Director General (South Asia) Mashfee Binte Shams led the Bangladesh side at the meeting while the Bhutanese delegation was led by Dasho Bap Kesang, Ambassador of Bhutan in Bangladesh, and the Indian side by Shri Virendra Kumar, Director (Works), Ministry of Railways.

  • Dhaka, Delhi to sign deals Saturday to set up power plant

    Dhaka, Delhi to sign deals Saturday to set up power plant

    Both the state-owned companies will set up the power plants on 50:50 equity basis, which will cost approximately US$ 1.5 billion. The project’s lion portion of the fund will be arranged from lending agencies
     

    Dhaka and New Delhi will sign three agreements here on Saturday to implement the proposed 1320-MW coal-fired power plant project in joint venture at Rampal, a location close to the Sundarbans.

    The deals are Implementation Agreement (IA), Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Supplementary Joint Venture Agreement (SJVA).

    A five-member Indian delegation, led by Power Secretary P Uma Shanker, is due to arrive in Dhaka to sign the deals, reports UNB.

  • Dhaka-Delhi-Thimphu meet Thursday, Friday

    Dhaka-Delhi-Thimphu meet Thursday, Friday

    The first meeting of the working group on transit and connectivity will focus on the implementation of measures for the upgrading of roads and railway networks
     

    The first meetings of the India-Bangladesh-Bhutan working group on water and power and the working group on transit and connectivity will be held here on Thursday and Friday respectively.

  • Rickmers-Linie carries first ferry made in Bangladesh

    Rickmers-Linie carries first ferry made in Bangladesh

    The ferry, built by Western Marine Shipyard Ltd in Chittagong, Bangladesh. After delivery to her owners in February, she was taken on board the multipurpose heavy lift vessel Baltic Winter using its two 400 tonnes cranes in early March.
     

    Floating craft like motor yachts, sailing yachts or catamarans are quite a regular sight on Rickmers-Linie vessels. However, the ferry which Rickmers-Linie carried from Bangladesh to Denmark on board the long-term charter vessel Baltic Winter is remarkable.

    It is the very first ferry built by a Bangladesh shipyard for European owners and will be put in service by Hundested-Rorvig Færgefart AS across the fjord after which the ferry is named: Isefjord.

  • WB likely to finance 4 more projects

    WB likely to finance 4 more projects

    World Bank’s current portfolio in Bangladesh consists of 36 projects

     

    The World Bank assistance to Bangladesh during the July-February period of the current fiscal year (2012-13) witnessed an upward trend compared to the corresponding period last fiscal, and the lending agency is likely to finance four more projects in the current fiscal.

  • New TB checkup machine in Pabna assures full cure

    New TB checkup machine in Pabna assures full cure

    TB patients may get cent percent recovery from the disease through checkup with the machine

     

  • Power import from India starts Jul 6

    Power import from India starts Jul 6

    A 27km, 400KV transmission line being set for 250W power
    Import of 250MW electricity from India is expected to start on July 6.

    “We hope to complete all necessary work, including setting up transmission lines and constructing sub-stations by July 6,” said Md Jamal Ullah, managing director of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), over the phone on Saturday.

    The PGCB operational chief is now visiting Baharampur in West Bengal, India, on a three-day trip (April 5-7) to inspect the progress of the work.

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