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Uzbekistan, BD boosting tourism cooperation

The Embassy of Bangladesh in Uzbekistan hosted an event dedicated to the tourism cooperation between the two countries, reports UzA. 18-_DSC5215Ambassador of Bangladesh Mosud Mannan speaking at the event said that the relationship between Bangladesh and Uzbekistan are developing in various spheres, including in tourism. “We have a huge opportunity for development of partnership in the fields of tourism, business, ecotourism, medicine, culture and etc. We plan to establish air communication between Tashkent and...

PPA signed for 200MW solar plant

Southern Solar Power, a subsidiary of bankrupt firm SunEdison, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for a 200MW grid-connected solar park in southern Bangladesh, according to a filing on the Dhaka Stock Exchange. solar-450x219Following from an earlier memorandum of understanding, Midland Power, an association of local energy firm Shajibazar Power (SPCL), will act as local partner by subscribing 20% equity. The filing contained no other detail, but...

CPP wins contract for BD crude oil pipeline

Bangladesh has awarded China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPP) a US$694 million contract to build a ship-to-shore crude oil pipeline. CPP, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), will construct an oil tanker mooring platform and a 146-km pipeline under the Bay of Bengal to the coast, as well as 74 km china-petroleum-pipeline-bureau-cppof onshore pipeline to connect new storage tanks with the country’s only refinery at Chittagong. The deal was final...

Petrobangla to set up LNG infrastructure dev project

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Petrobangla in collaboration with M/s Petonet LNG, India will set up a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Infrastructure Development Project at an estimated cost of 950 million US Dollars. The project includes setting up a LNG re-gasification terminal at Kutubdia Island along with gas pipeline to carry the re-gasified LNG, sources said here today, reports BSS. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between M/s Petronet LNG Limited, India Woman-cooking-milk with gasand Bangladesh Oi...

Swarm electrification in Bangladesh village

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In Bangladesh, daily power outages are simply expected. Cities like Dhaka and Chittagong experience around two to three hours of “load shedding” every day when residents are deliberately cut off from electricity in a bid to conserve power. And load shedding happens even more often in rural areas. Bangladesh’s power is unreliable in part because of its vulnerability to changes in weather: When temperatures rise in hot summers, power consumption goes up as people use more fans and air conditioners—demand often outstrips the limited supply of electricity. Dry seasons

Etihad Airways marks 10th anniv of flights to BD

Etihad Airways has honoured key stakeholders in Bangladesh to mark a decade of partnership and celebrate the 10th anniversary of operations between Abu Dhabi and Dhaka. Diplomats, government and aviation officials were joined by corporate and travel industry partners, along with the airline’s Dhaka-based employees as Etihad Airways recognised their loyalty and support. Dr. Saeed bin Hajar Al Shehi, UAE Ambasador to Bangladesh, and Rashid Khan Menon MP, EtihadMinister of Civil Aviation of Bangladesh, were guests of ...