- June 24, 2017
The hearing will be held at the TCB Bhaban in the city’s Karwan Bazar
“A major percentage of the electricity generated through this would be supplied to the national grid to help meet the growing demand for electricity”
Four companies-Orion, Beximco, Omera and Bashundhara-get approval to set up auto gas service stations
The premium for gasoil for the July to December period will be $2.20 a barrel, down from $2.30
The government is building the Matarbari coal-fired power plant to ease the electricity shortage of the country
Currently, there is no VAT on the import of LPG, but there is a 15% VAT on the tariff value, which is quite low, according to an NBR source.
The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission however deems such a move illegal
Over 4.5 million solar home systems have been installed in rural areas, bringing energy at doorsteps of some 20 million people living in the off-grid areas
In this fiscal year, as of January 2017, 14,980.31 million kilowatt-hours were produced by government-run plants while 17,945.33 million kilowatt hours were from the private sector
‘People are debating the issue of increasing gas prices. Gas will be purchased at international prices when its import begins in 2018’
‘We are conducting a study so that no negative impact arises after the new VAT implementation. Hopefully, we will find a solution very soon’
The minister had earlier made a similar statement that the plants would be phased out by this year while announcing the national budget in 2013. He made a similar statement in 2014 as well
An IAEA envoy will arrive in Bangladesh on June 1, followed by the IAEA chief in the first week of July.
In 1995, Geological Survey of Bangladesh discovered Dinajpur’s Dighipara mine, which has an estimated coal reserve of 150 million tonnes
‘We could not even imagine such massive nationwide heat wave and technical glitch in power plants at the same time’
The companies were selected under the Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special Provision) Act, 2010
‘How can the government decide to export gas through a foreign company to other countries, when we have a shortage of gas for our own use?’
Shortage in power generation and heatwave are two main reasons why load-shedding will continue in Ramadan, according to a PDB official.
CNG refilling stations will remain closed from 5pm to 11pm during Ramadan.
He made the statement on Wednesday at Brigadier Sabih Uddin Ahmed auditorium through video conference