The trial run of the first container train between India and Bangladesh was flagged off on Tuesday. The inaugural train was loaded with 60 containers, mainly carrying de-oiled cake which serves as a raw material for animal feed.
Private power generating companies have objected to the sale of power by NTPC to neighbouring Bangladesh. The companies have argued that domestic coal supply via long-term agreement cannot be used to supply power to other countries.
Nepal and China have proposed to ink a memorandum of understanding to have a power trade agreement during the next high-level political meeting between the two countries.
Bangladesh is going to sign an agreement with New Delhi under which Dhaka will take Indian nuclear agency’s expert service in Rooppur nuclear power plant.
A train chugged along a 2.5km-long re-laid tracks in Cooch Behar’s Haldibari, near the Bangladesh border, for the first time in 53 years.
Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) today said it has won bids for sale of 300 MW power to Bangladesh for a period of up to 15 years.
Through the Bangladesh-India Friendship Company (BIFCL), Bangladesh is planning to build a solar or coal-based power electricity general plant in the Indian soil.
Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the nation’s largest refiner and fossil fuel retailer, is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar to enhance trade of petroleum products and offer its expertise to set up oil infrastructure in the two countries.
State-owned Indian Oil Corp. Ltd is planning to adopt a new way of supplying cooking gas to the far flung northeastern states by first exporting it to Bangladesh in a move that will drastically cut the refiner’s freight cost and help in integrating the energy markets in the two Asian nations, chairman Sanjiv Singh said.
India-based Larsen & Toubro has fully commissioned the 225MW Sikalbaha combined cycle power plant in Bangladesh which is owned by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).