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GE selected to develop power plant in BD

GE Power Leadership with Mr. Noor Ali, Chairman, Unique Group
In its continued efforts to provide the most advanced energy solutions to Bangladesh, GE Power (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has been selected by Unique Group, to develop the 600 megawatt (MW) natural gas based combined cycle power plant at Meghnaghat, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Unique Meghnaghat Power Limited (UMPL) will be executing the project. The power plant will produce power equivalent to the electricity needed to supply about 700,000 homes in the region.

ADB approves $ 500 for BD power plant

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The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $500 million loan to develop a state-of-the-art 800 megawatt (MW) power plant in Khulna, Bangladesh, along with associated connections to natural gas and power transmission facilities. "In the face of rising demand for energy in a growing economy, the Rupsha power plant will be the first of its kind in Bangladesh, vastly increasing the availability of efficient and cleaner adb1energy," ADB Energy Specialist Aziz Yusupov was quoted as saying in a statement received on...

BD, Trafigura abandon LNG supply deal

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Bangladesh and Swiss trader Trafigura have abandoned the preliminary deal for the supply of 200,000 Mcf/day of regasified LNG following delays in agreeing the terms of the SPA, including the LNG specification and the location for any potential dispute settlement, a senior Bangladesh official said late last week. Bangladesh was seeking to settle any potential dispute at the Bangladesh International LNGArbitration Center but Trafigura preferred Singapore, state-owned Rupantarita Prakrtitik Gas Company Ltd.'s Managing Director Mohammed Q...

Pathao to launch mobile wallet next year

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Pathao, a ride-hailing app in Bangladesh, plans to launch its own mobile wallet next year to reduce consumer reliance on cash payments. “Payments is a big challenge. Bangladesh is a cash-based economy and most of the transactions Bitcoinhappen over cash,” Pathao’s CEO and co-founder, Hussain Elius, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” last week. “However, we are very excited to move into the e-transaction space and just next year, we are launching our own wallet,” he said, adding that switching to e-payments would take time as people are “s...

Azim Group Global Steel launched

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Azim Group, a multi-national garments holding company based in Bangladesh, recently has launched an enterprise- ‘Global Steel and Engineering Limited’ at Shailabil, Paruhala, Dhamrai, Dhaka. With the launch of the enterprise, Azim group sets its footprint into the steel industry. Azim Group is one of the pioneers in garments industry of Bangladesh. It has been exporting readymade garments to various markets of the world including USA, Europe, South America, Russia, Japan, China and Australia. AMI_6898To step into anothe...