Category Archives: ENERGY – NATURAL RESOURCES

BANGLADESH FORGES AHEAD

BANGLADESH FORGES AHEAD  Tribune Editorial It is the health of the economy that determines the fate of our 160 million people, and therefore must be a priority if we are to pull people out of poverty and raise living standards … Continue reading

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TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TREATY AND BANGLADESH

TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TREATY AND BANGLADESH Dr. Abdullah Shibli The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty currently under negotiation could potentially affect Bangladesh’s economy in the near future, although at this point it is not clear how large the impact might be since … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH RELATIONS WITH THE REGION ALL TIME HIGH

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BANGLADESH PLAYING A KEY ROLE IN REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY

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SAARC CONNECTIVITY: INDIA INKS LANDMARK MOTOR PACT WITH BHUTAN, BANGLADESH AND NEPAL

SAARC CONNECTIVITY: INDIA INKS LANDMARK MOTOR PACT WITH BHUTAN, BANGLADESH AND NEPAL India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh have inked a Motor Vehicles Agreement for the regulation of passenger, personnel and cargo vehicular traffic in Thimpu, Bhutan. The agreement, signed on … Continue reading

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POWER & TRANSIT COOPERATION BETWEEN BBIN

POWER & TRANSIT COOPERATION BETWEEN BBIN The second meetings of the JWGs on Sub-Regional Cooperation between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) on Water Resources Management and Power/Hydropower and on Connectivity and Transit were held in New Delhi on 30-31 … Continue reading

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FOUR SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES TO EXPLORE WATER RESOURCES, HYDROPOWER

FOUR SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES TO EXPLORE WATER RESOURCES, HYDROPOWER Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) have agreed to work jointly to explore harnessing of water resources, including hydropower and power, from other sources available in the sub-region. The South Asian … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH LIKELY TO GET MORE POWER FROM INDIA

BANGLADESH LIKELY TO GET MORE POWER FROM INDIA Independent Online/ JAGARAN CHAKMA India is likely to export more power to Bangladesh. The issue will get more emphasis during the forthcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the … Continue reading

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HIGHER POWER PRODUCTION

HIGHER POWER PRODUCTION Power sector in Bangladesh has been changing for the better in a very vibrant way in recent times. Six years ago erratic and insufficient power supply had made the lives of the people miserable.  All sectors of … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH HAS YET AGAIN GENERATED RECORD POWER IN A DAY

BANGLADESH HAS YET AGAIN GENERATED RECORD POWER IN A DAY Power Development Board (PDB) spokesman Saiful Hasan Chowdhury said the power plants fed the national grid 7,681 MW at 7:30pm on Tuesday. Only a day earlier, the power plants generated … Continue reading

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BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE

BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE Syed Mansur Hashim The Chinese leadership has embraced the Belt and Road initiative to be built in parallel with one another. According to the action plan of the National Development and Reform Commission, a joint body … Continue reading

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THE INDIA-BANGLADESH LAND BRIDGE

CONNECTIVITY THE INDIA-BANGLADESH LAND BRIDGE  Kanak Mani Dixit Can a formal bilateral communiqué be a ‘game changer’, foretell a ‘paradigm shift’, in a Southasian relationship? If India and Bangladesh manage to follow through on promises to open up their economies … Continue reading

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MAMATA ASSURES SHEIKH HASINA OF RESOLVING TEESTA ISSUE

MAMATA ASSURES SHEIKH HASINA OF RESOLVING TEESTA ISSUE Madhuparna Das Setting the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh scheduled for the last week of March, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said that she has started a … Continue reading

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A SUCCESS TO BE CELEBRATED

A SUCCESS TO BE CELEBRATED  Tribune Editorial Pharmaceuticals show the innovation and quality which can be made in Bangladesh Bangladeshi pharmaceutical company Incepta is currently undertaking trials to allow it to market its anti-Hepatitis C drug overseas. Its prospects are … Continue reading

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BIMSTEC FINALISES 7-NATION POWER GRID

BIMSTEC FINALISES 7-NATION POWER GRID News Desk, bdnews24.com A draft deal has been finalised to set up grid connectivity for power trade among the seven member countries of BIMSTEC. The BIMSTEC members are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka … Continue reading

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THE DFID CHIEF CALLS FOR RAISING DOMESTIC REVENUE, INVESTMENT IN POWER SECTOR

GOOD WORK, KEEP IT UP THE DFID CHIEF CALLS FOR RAISING DOMESTIC REVENUE, INVESTMENT IN POWER SECTOR Star Business Report Bangladesh must continue all the good work it is doing at the moment to raise economic growth to a level … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH GOVERNMENT PLANS ELECTRICITY FOR ALL CITIZENS BY 2021

BANGLADESH GOVERNMENT PLANS ELECTRICITY FOR ALL CITIZENS BY 2021 Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com The government plans to provide electricity to all citizens by 2021, claiming that at present 68 percent of them has access to it, a minister has said. Planning … Continue reading

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2014: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

2014: THE YEAR IN REVIEW Editorial Desk Introduction Despite the setbacks and shocks in the RMG sector over the last couple of years it continued to hold on to its position of second largest exporter of ready made garments. RMG … Continue reading

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CHINA PRIORITISES 5 SECTORS FOR INVESTMENT IN BANGLADESH

CHINA PRIORITISES 5 SECTORS FOR INVESTMENT IN BANGLADESH Star Online Report China has identified five priority sectors — commerce, agriculture, industry, energy, and infrastructure — for its investment and support to Bangladesh and committed to stand beside the country during … Continue reading

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NAVY TO GET 2 SUBMARINES BY NEXT YEAR

NAVY TO GET 2 SUBMARINES BY NEXT YEAR Bangladesh Navy is going to have two submarines in its fleet by 2015, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced yesterday. “Inshaallah, two submarines will be added to the naval force by next year,” … Continue reading

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