Manjurul Ahsan

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    Nat’l grid to get addl 4,300MW by 2018

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:43am on January 18, 2018

    The government is set to add at least 4,311MW of power to the national grid in 2018, raising the annual loss of state-run Power Development...

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    Cost doubles with work yet to begin

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:05am on January 15, 2018

    The cost of 1,200MW coal-fired Matarbari power project is set to shoot up to Tk 50,000 crore, almost double the initial Tk 27,000 crore estimated in 2013...

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    PDB wants Tk 8,120cr in govt subsidy for FY18

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:05am on January 15, 2018

    The state-run Power Development Board has sought a total of Tk 8,120 crore in subsidy from the government to offset its losses to be incurred...

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    Low gas pressure disrupts life

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 01:01am on January 12, 2018

    Sudden fall in pressure of gas in the supply lines due to acute cold weather has been causing severe disruption in the daily life of...

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    Energy div limps with dev projects

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 11:17pm on January 02, 2018

    Energy Division is limping with its development projects under different funding schemes as it made 7.42 per cent progress in the project implementation in the...

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    Big projects hit snag

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:39am on January 02, 2018

    Four grid-tied solar power projects with 302MW combined capacity failed to make any progress in 10 to 22 months after signing of contracts with four...

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    GTCL’s major gas transmission projects at snail’s pace

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:11am on December 26, 2017

    State-run Gas Transmission Company has been spending years in implementing two major gas transmission line projects posing serious threat to ensure gas supplies in country’s...

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    People reel from energy price hikes

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:05am on December 26, 2017

    People continued to reel from frequent energy price hikes that raised the cost of living in the outgoing year as experienced throughout the two successive...

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    Coal transport appears as major challenge

    Manjurul Ahsan, back from Patuakhali | Updated at 12:44am on December 25, 2017

    Transport of coal to Payra power station has appeared to be a major challenge as at least 35 kilometres of Rabnabad channel would allow no...

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    Textile millers want to import furnace oil without duty amid gas shortage

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 10:36pm on December 19, 2017

    Textile factory owners want to import high-speed furnace oil with exemption of all duties and taxes to run their captive power generation units which they...