Electricity-starved Bangladesh has hit upon a novel model that involves wheeling power from projects being set up in India across the fuel sources to help meet its energy demands, said a top official in the Sheikh Hasina-led government.
Construction work for Bangladesh’s second nuclear power plant will start soon with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) granting licence to the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, said ASE Group of Companies, a part of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corp (Rosatom).
Infrastructure company GPT Infraprojects today said its joint venture has won a Rs 245.33-crore project for construction of a rail line related to a nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. In the GPTSEL-CCCL JV, the company said its share is Rs 83.41 crore.
The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) in Bangladesh has the potential to re-energise India-Russia cooperation and significantly enhance India’s geopolitical clout and standing in the nuclear community.
The state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and China Huadian Hongkong Company Limited (CHDHK) have signed an agreement to form a joint venture company to set up a coal-based power plant with a capacity of 1,320 megawatts, a senior BPDB official said on Monday.
The government is going to start the construction work of the Padma rail link project in a month and 23 kilometres of the 215 km railway tracks — from Dhaka to Jessore — would be elevated.
Pushing a regional integration strategy as part of its foreign policy in the neighbourhood, India is building energy infrastructure in several south Asian countries. In Sri Lanka, where power plants are run mainly on liquid fuel, India recently signed an agreement to build an LNG terminal near Colombo in collaboration with Japan.
India’s first floating storage and regasification terminal or FSRU could begin importing LNG as early as the fourth quarter of this year on the country’s west coast, the project’s developer H-Energy Gateway Private Ltd and France’s Engie, said in separate statements this week.
Bangladesh and India signed an agreement here on Monday on their proposed 129.5 km oil pipeline aimed at pumping Indian oil to Bangladesh with a capacity of 1 million tonnes per annum.
Team EnergyInfraPost In a significant move, Powergrid Corporation of India Limited, has secured the Project Management Consultancy Contract for Construction of 1×500 MW HVDC Back to Back Station at Comilla North (Bangladesh).