Asifur Rahman

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

1,000MW solar power project stuck in red tape

Despite the government’s commitment in the national plan to increase production of renewable energy, an investment proposal to produce 1,000 megawatts of solar power is waiting for approval at a time when the country is facing persistent power-cuts.

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

Ready for a grand gathering

Though the ruling Awami League said it will hold its 22nd national council in a simple manner, yesterday’s scenario at Suhrawardy Udyan hinted at a huge gathering.

December 19, 2022
December 19, 2022

Power, gas to get costlier

The prices of electricity, gas and diesel are set to increase one by one as the government pulls back the subsidies in keeping with the austerity measures.

December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022

Power import from Adani plant delayed

Power import from the controversial Adani Godda power plant has been delayed once again as the 1,600 megawatts thermal plant is yet to be complete.

November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

Govt wrests control of energy pricing

Electricity and gas prices can now be adjusted without a public hearing after the cabinet yesterday amended a law, paving the way for introducing dynamic energy pricing in Bangladesh.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Power tariff hike will add to woes

The decision to increase the wholesale price of electricity by 19.92 per cent to Tk 6.20 per unit has raised concerns among businesses who say consumers may soon have to bear the added burden.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Electricity price up 19.92pc at producers’ end

Electricity price at the producers’ end was yesterday hiked by 19.92 percent, a development that is expected to fuel inflation as the distributors ultimately pass on the burden to end users.

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Power distributor seeks to hike retail price

Even though the state minister for power assured that the bulk power price hike would not have any implication on consumers right away, a distributor has already submitted a proposal to increase retail electricity price.

October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

Gas Crisis: No end to plight anytime soon

The acute gas crisis, which has been plaguing the industrial sector and households, is unlikely to see a drastic improvement anytime soon.

October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

Oil import for 2023: BPC gets nod to buy 54 lakh tonnes

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs yesterday granted Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation permission to import 54 lakh tonnes of oil next year in a bid to secure supply of the key commodity amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine and geopolitical tension.