The Election Commission has instructed different ministries, departments and organisations to suspend initiating any new projects or programmes, including reliefs and grants for all constituencies, ahead of the upcoming 12th national election.
The Election Commission will have more time to scrutinise nomination forms and dispose of appeals this time than in the previous few national elections.
Owners of the country’s private power plants have sought the prime minister’s assistance in settling their claim of Tk 4,000 crore on top of their overdue fuel import bills.
The amounts a candidate can spend for electioneering on each voter and in total in the upcoming national election is the same as before, according to a notification from the Election Commission.
Although the planning ministry has passed several new projects ahead of the polls, it will not be able to make funds available for the projects due to the government’s fresh austerity stance to rein in the spiralling inflation.
More than a third registered political parties, including opposition BNP, boycotted the Election Commission’s talks yesterday. And some of those who joined the dialogue observed that the current situation is not conducive to holding a free and fair election.
Bangladesh will purchase liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Excelerate Gas Marketing Ltd Partnership, a subsidiary of Excelerate Energy, under a 15-year contract from 2026.
Acute gas crisis has yet again hit the country as the government reduced import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the international spot market for the last couple of months.