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IDCOL and IDLC to raise Tk 5025 million for Sirajganj Economic Zone
Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) and IDLC Finance Limited (IDLC) has been recently mandated by Sirajganj Economic Zone Limited (SEZ) to raise Tk 5025 million term loan for the development of the 1st phase of the Sirajganj Economic Zone to be implemented by a consortium of 11 reputed business conglomerates. Mahmood Malik, Executive Director and CEO of IDCOL, Arif Khan, CEO and Managing Director of IDLC and Mahmud Hasan Khan, Vice Chairman of SEZ signed the term sheet on behalf of their respective organizations at the corporate head office of IDLC in Dhaka, said a press release.
Indian entrepreneurs keen to invest in Bangladesh’s energy sector: Ganguly
March 21, 2019 Thursday 9:03 AM By BSS
Newly appointed Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Riva Ganguly on Wednesday said entrepreneurs of her country are willing to invest in Bangladesh’s power and energy sector as she called on state minister for energy Nasrul Hamid at his office here. “The private Indian enterprises are eager to invest in Bangadesh’s power and energy sector,” an energy ministry press release quoted the envoy as saying during the meeting at his Bangladesh Secretariat office. Ganguly sought Hamid’s cooperation implement the government-to-government (G to G) and other ongoing projects involving his office. Hamid said that Bangladesh requires huge natural gas while “we are positively considering importing more electricity from India”. The state minister welcomed the new High Commissioner and said Dhaka-Delhi ties deepened as the two governments have been working cordially since last ten years. Hamid and the envoy discussed various issues related to mutual interests including gas connections, pipeline, electricity import, LNG terminal etc. They also touched at prospective sectors of cooperation between Bangladesh and India. Among others, the first secretary of the Indian High Commission and officials concerned were present.  
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Chevron launches Road-Safety Awareness Program in Sylhet
March 6, 2019 Wednesday 9:24 PM By UNB
US-based oil and gas company Chevron has launched a multi-year road safety programme in Bangladesh’s Sylhet region. Chevron Bangladesh President Neil Menzies officially inaugurated the community road safety awareness program recently at the premises of Bibiyana Gas Plant, said a press release of the organisation. Chevron operates three gas fields in Sylhet region which are Bibiyana, Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar.  The programme, to be implemented by Skills-Craft Associates, will emphasize vehicles and drivers operating on two major thoroughfares near Chevron’s Bibiyana and Moulavi Bazar facilities in Nabiganj and Srimangal Upazilas respectively. According to the 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety released by the World Health Organization (WHO) last December, the number of WHO-estimated road traffic fatalities in Bangladesh stood at nearly 25,000 in 2016.  Chevron officials said the programme is intended to build awareness on safe road behaviours and build drivers’ defensive driving skills, with a goal of reducing traffic accidents.  Two-day training and knowledge sharing sessions in both catchment areas will be available to 300 drivers of three-wheeler auto-rickshaws and light delivery vehicles.  In addition, half-day sessions will be organized to summarize the training content for 200 people, including respected members of the local community, transport associations and educational institutions, the Chevron said.  Some of the programs will cover a range of topics including traffic laws and signage, on-road demonstrations and driving coaching, causes of collision and collision prevention techniques, and consequences of speeding and over-loading.  Chevron’s Director for Policy, Government and Public Affairs Ismail Chowdhury, Director for Health, Environment & Safety Ashiq Rahman, Bibiyana Gas Plant Superintendent Don Lewis, CEO and Lead Trainer Skills-Craft Associates Mahabub Alam and other representatives from Bibiyana Gas Plant’s Leadership Team were also present at the programme.  Menzies distributed certificates to the first group of 30 Nabiganj-based drivers who successfully completed the two-day training session. Speaking on the occasion, he lauded the initiative, as it taps into the need for the community to increase awareness of safe driving and pedestrian behaviours.
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Integrated master plan for infrastructure needed: Nasrul
March 3, 2019 Sunday 10:09 AM By BSS
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Saturday underscored the need for an integrated master plan for infrastructure development. “It’s a demand for the time to formulate a comprehensive master plan for infrastructure development aimed at ensuring sustainable development in the country,” he said at a ‘Meet the Energy Reporters’ programme onboard a vessel during a Dhaka-Munshiganj river cruise. The state minister said the electric car market share is on the rise globally and in the future, people will ride on electric recharge vehicles, “but a guideline is yet to be prepared in this regard.” Responding to a question, Nasrul said prices of electricity or gas will not be a burden for common people if prices of gas or energy are adjusted upward as per the demand of the time. “We will supply energy or power at an affordable price,” he said, adding that the Middle Eastern countries along with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia have expressed their interests for the first time to invest in Bangladesh. “New foreign investment is coming for setting up power plants, oil refinery and petrochemical industries in Bangladesh. Bangladesh and the UAE signed MoUs (memorandums of understanding) for long time supply of LNG and for developing a land-based LNG receiving terminal,” he added. Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent visit to Abu Dhabi and the UAE, Nasrul said an MoU was signed for an integrated 800 MW-1000 MW LNG power plant to be constructed in two phases along with implementing a 100 MW solar power project. Answer another question, he said Bangladesh needs $70 billion investment for generating 60,000 MW power and another $30 billion for development of energy sector within 2041. The state minister said steps will be taken to extract local coal by using modern technology and protecting environment and consultation will be made with local people so that they are not affected in any way. Chairman of Forum for Energy Reporters’ Bangladesh (FERB) Arun Karmakar presided over the event while Executive Director Sadrul Hassan moderated. Later, the state minister inaugurated the newly developed website of the organisation. Responding to another question, Nasrul said the government is working to supply uninterrupted and quality electricity to consumers. “We encourage people to set up rooftop solar panel in urban areas for promoting net metering system.” Net metering allows individual solar panel owner to supply power to the grid and adjust their electricity bills.    
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Govt patronizing newer technologies in power sector: Nasrul
February 24, 2019 Sunday 8:27 PM By BSS
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Sunday said the government is patronizing newer technologies and researches in the power and energy sector. “The government is encouraging expansion of people-friendly technology in the power sector,” he said this, while speaking as the chief guest at a seminar on Web-based Electricity Cost Modeling at Daffodil University Conference room. The state minister said: “We have to make united efforts for nurturing and flourishing talent in the power sector. Efforts are underway to increase client’s service by introducing ERP, SCADA along with automation.” Nasrul said the government is providing subsidy to reduce development gap between cities and villages. Moderated by Professor Dr M Shamsul Alam, the seminar was also addressed, among others, by chairman of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission Monowar Islam, Power Secretary Dr Ahmed Kaikaus, Chairman of Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council Shahin Ahmed Chowdhury, Chairman of BPDB Engineer Khaled Mahmood and Director General of Power Cell Engineer Mohammad Hossain.
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Chevron distributes warm clothes in the community
February 19, 2019 Tuesday 9:37 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
The Bangladesh chapter of Chevron’s XYZ Network and Policy, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA) department have collaborated on a winter clothing collection drive. Cash donations from employees of Chevron’s Dhaka office and three gas fields of Bibiyana, Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar and cash contribution from PGPA were used to purchase around 1300 blankets, said a press release.  These blankets, along with voluntary donations of assorted winter clothes, were distributed at separate events amongst underprivileged communities in Dhaka, and near Chevron’s three gas-fields. ‘XYZ’ is an employee network whose stated mission is “to connect, develop and inspire Chevron’s next generation through innovative opportunities….to ensure the future success of the corporation.” Employee-driven community engagement is one of several areas in which XYZ members are involved throughout the year. The distribution drive was kicked off at an event held at a local government primary school adjacent to the Bibiyana Gas Plant. Operations Director and XYZ Bangladesh Chapter Sponsor, Gary A. Orr, and PGPA Director, Ismail H. Chowdhury attended as chief guests. In attendance as special guests were senior staff from the Bibiyana Gas Plant; Inathganj Union Parishad Chairman, Md. Bazlur Rashid, and other social and political elites of the area. At a separate event in Dhaka, held in partnership with Dhaka Ladies Club, blankets were distributed amongst 300 underprivileged students of KushumKoli School. In attendance were Ismail Chowdhury; Chevron’s Base Business Manager, Shahid Shamsu; President of Dhaka Ladies Club,  Mahbuba Kabir Rumjhum; Social Welfare Secretary of the Club,  Fyzun Nessa Muna. Chowdhury spoke about Chevron’s initiatives in livelihood development, education and health that impact the lives of thousands of people that reside near its operations. He also acknowledged Chevron’s employees for their personal contributions towards this distribution drive.  
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BIFPCL contributes for social development in Rampal
January 15, 2019 Tuesday 7:19 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (Pvt) Limited (BIFPCL) has been contributing significantly for the social development in Rampal upazila of Bagerhat district. Under its community development initiatives, the company distributed 76 water filters to 15 schools and four colleges of Rampal upzila and 35 wheel chairs to physically challenged people of nearby villages of the project site, said a press release. A free medical camp for the villagers was also organized by the company. Both the distribution program and medical camp was organized at Rajnagar union parishad premises on 14 January, 2019. Talukder Abdul Khaleque, Mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) attended the distribution program as chief guest while SC Pandey, Project Director of Maitree Super Thermal Power Project (MSTPP), Rampal presided over the function. Tapan Kumar Biswas, Deputy Commissioner, Bagerhat, Pankaj Chandra Roy, Police Super, Bagerhat, and Md. Rezaul Karim, Deputy Project Director, MSTPP, Rampal attended the program as guests of honor. The free medical camp was inaugurated by the KCC Mayor along with other guests. More than 300 local people got free medical advice and medicines of various diseases from the company during this day long camp. Gradually, similar type of medical camps will be organized in other unions of Rampal. These medical camps are being organized in addition to company’s regular weekly health camps which take place on every Saturday and Tuesday at project site. It may be mentioned that BIFPCL is implementing various community development activities in the vicinity of project site in Rampal. Free health services, skill development and support to local educational institutions and students and traditional cultural programs for the local community are such initiatives of the company.    
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Nasrul Hamid made state minister for power, energy again
January 7, 2019 Monday 9:11 PM By BSS
After getting reassignment as state minister for power, energy and mineral resources on Monday  for the second consecutive terms, Nasrul Hamid reiterated his stance of taking all out measures to ensure quality, reliable and affordable electricity to all. “I am very much sincere about my responsibility that has been given by Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to improve the sector further and I will try my level best to live up to her expectations,” he told when BSS asked for his reaction after getting reassignment as state minister for power, energy and mineral resources. Nasrul Hamid said the ministry will give priority to ensure reliable and affordable electricity for all as the government is pledged to bring all citizens under electricity coverage by 2021. As reassignment he said, “I will give priority to implement the long term plan as 94 percent accessibility has been achieved so now reliable and affordable power will be my main priority in next five years.” The state minister said the government will give emphasize on mineral resources aimed at ensuring energy security in the country. The government also emphasized for efficient use of natural resources. He said the power and energy related technology is being transformed globally so Bangladesh would go for it, adding, “Though we have achieved tremendous success under the dynamic and bold leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.” “Now it is necessary to bring energy and power pricing at affordable level. Currently 92 percent people are getting electricity, which was only 47 percent in the beginning of 2009,” Nasrul Hamid said. He said the government has installed 99 power plants as against 27 in 2009 and the power generation capacity reached to 20,775 MW and power connections to 3.15 crore. “We have brought over two crore people under power coverage through 53 lakh solar home systems,” the state minister said.
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Sembcorp North-West Power Co distributes winter clothes to poors
December 21, 2018 Friday 9:56 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
The Sembcorp North-West Power Company Limited arranged a winter clothes distribution programme in the district on Tuesday. The event was arranged on the premises of Bangabandhu Setu Pashchim Government Primary School under Sirajganj Sadar, according to a statement. Head of Global Operations of Sembcorp Utilities Pte Ltd Ng Meng Poh, Managing director of Sembcorp North-West Power Company Kh. Nazmul Ahsan and Project Director of North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) Md Harunar Rashid were present on the occasion. Soydabad union council Chairman Md Nabidul Islam was also present on the occasion. Sembcorp North-West Power Company Limited is a joint venture of NWPGCL, an enterprise of the Bangladesh Power Development Board) and Sembcorp Utilities Pte Ltd a Singapore government-linked company, developing a 414 MW dual fuel (Gas/HSD) IPP in Sirajganj (Sirajganj Unit-4) on BOO basis and started 282 MW simple cycle operation on October 10, 2018, the statement added.
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Mir Hannan made managing director of BAPEX
November 30, 2018 Friday 4:04 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Mir Md. Abdul Hannan has joined as managing director of Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (BAPEX) on November 27. Previously he was working as a general manager (marketing) of Pashchimanchal Gas Company Limited. Mir Hannan was born in the district of Sirajganj.
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BIPPA members represent 47% of nation’s installed power generation capacity
November 21, 2018 Wednesday 5:05 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
At the third annual general meeting (AGM) of Bangladesh Independent Power Producers’ Association (BIPPA) the President of BIPPA Mohammad Latif Khan thanked the government of Bangladesh for the policy support that enabled Independent Power Producers (IPP) to contribute 47% of nation’s installed power generation capacity of about 20,000 MW. The annual report and upcoming fiscal year’s budget of BIPPA were also approved at the AGM, said a press release. BIPPA was formed in 2015, a trade organisation that represents fifty Independent Power Producers (IPPs) of the country. BIPPA is committed to sustainable production and uninterrupted distribution of electricity, an essential service for the nation’s progress and development.
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Ruhul Amin made Petrobangla chairman
November 8, 2018 Thursday 9:02 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
The government has appointed Md Ruhul Amin as chairman of Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation, widely known as Petrobangla. A Public Administration Ministry issued a circular in this regard on Thursday. An official of 1985 batch of the BCS cadre, Ruhul worked as the additional secretary at the Energy and Mineral Resources division before his new job. He was born in Gopalgonj district.  He also worked as a director (admin) of Petrobangla few years ago. The previous chairman of the petrobangla, Abul Mansur Md Faizullah has been made Commerce Secretary.
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Siemens inaugurates its newly refurbished switchboard factory
October 27, 2018 Saturday 6:44 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
The newly refurbished state of the art Siemens switchboard factory in Savar was inaugurated on Saturday. Michael Schultheiss, deputy head of mission of embassy of federal republic of Germany inaugurated the mission as the chief guest while Prabal Bose, managing director of Siemens Bangladesh Ltd was also there, said a press release. Spread over an area of 1763 square meters, the switchboard factory manufactures high quality of switchgear and control panels ranging from low to medium and high voltage level. In the next phase, it will expand the production to world class type tested panels. The factory has established the competence to manufacture products with 25% to 30% localization, while retaining the world-class quality standards. In a separate statement Peter Fahrenholtz, ambassador of embassy of the federal republic of Germany in Bangladesh said “Siemens has been a partner of the people of Bangladesh for more than 60 years. This German company with a history of more than 170 years strives to make the lives of the people better for example by building power plants. Today, we mark another important milestone of Siemens in Bangladesh. It is a great pleasure for me to be present at the inauguration of the new Siemens switchboard factory in Savar and I am happy to know that it will further contribute to deepen the already close and friendly links between Germany and Bangladesh”. Speaking at the inauguration, Bose, managing director of Siemens Bangladesh said, “We are happy that our new revamped switchboard factory is now operational. With this, we have a strong and complete portfolio in the power distribution sector in Bangladesh. Our constant endeavor has been to bring high quality and innovative technology to Bangladesh with emphasis on local manufacturing. Our switchboard factory, apart from adding local value, also enables us to offer our customers reliable products and services”. Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry.  
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Three day long BIFFL green convention and expo ends on a high note
October 7, 2018 Sunday 10:48 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
The three day long BIFFL Green, PPP Convention and Expo 2018 ended both in Dhaka and Chattagram on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The concluding ceremony of the third edition of the annual event which has been visited by eminent consultants, solution providers, enterpreneurs, financiers and officials of BIFFL was organised at Bangabandhu International Convention Center in Dhaka and GEC convention center in Chattagram. The convention and expos were launched in Dhaka on October 4 and on October 5 to promote green and energy efficient technology as well as public private partnership for ensuring sustainable infrastructure development in the country. In the closing sessions both in Dhaka and Chattogram SM Formanul Islam, the executive director and CEO of BIFFL, attended as the chief guest and handed over crests to participating organisations and the best stall makers. He also expressed deep gratitude to the participants who showcased their products and service in the expos, event manager and the organising team of BIFFL. Formanul also wishes to arrange the event at wider scale in future. BIFFL organised the convention and expo as a part of its nationwide promotion of widespread usage of energy efficient and environment friendly technology in energy intensive industrial sector and infrastructure development works that lead to saving both in power and energy. The convention and expo brought together the renowned environment experts, consultants and solution providers, entrepreneurs, financiers, officials of different ministries of the government as well as the representatives of development partners. During the event, three seminars were held on ‘prospects and challenges of PPP in Bangladesh’, ‘energy efficiency and green building: two new frontiers towards sustainable development in Bangladesh’ and ‘A must for green growth: challenges and opportunities’ where participating experts, consultants, entrepreneurs, financiers and interested people attended and expressed their opinions. SM Formanul Islam moderated the seminars and discussion sessions.   Secretary of BIFFL Mohammad Khan said energy and power is obligatory for the development and industrialisation. In Bangladesh, considering the density of population, highly increasing need of power and energy, geographic position and climatic nature and the dependency on agriculture, it is hard to avoid power generation from fossil fuel or coal, which contributes to the greenhouse effect and global warming. However, we can go parallelly for energy efficient technology to save power and energy and generation of green (renewable) energy to our greatest possible extent. At the same time, we need to promote the PPP to facilitate infrastructure development of the country engaging the private sector. BIFFL has been organising the green convention and expo for the last 3 years and experiencing huge responses from the technology providers home and abroad, local entrepreneurs, technology users and even the common people and students. Though started in Dhaka initially, BIFFL plans to arrange the convention and expo in all divisional cities in future. The three day convention and expo provided a platform for the participants to share experiences from global best practices and collate recommendations for the policy makers to formulate enabling policies and regulations towards fostering the green movement in Bangladesh.
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BIFFL helping push forward energy sector, PPP initiatives
October 4, 2018 Thursday 8:34 PM By Staff Correspondent, energynewsbd.com
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhit on Thursday said Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited is playing an important role in taking the energy sector and Public Private Partnership forward. The minister was inaugurating the three-day Green PPP Convention and Expo-2018 as the chief guest at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka from October 4 to 6 and in Chattogram from October 5 to 7 organised by BIFFL. BIFFL, a leading financier of infrastructure projects in the country, is organising the event as part of its nationwide awareness campaign for sustainable Infrastructure development in Bangladesh. The event includes three national seminars followed by plenary discussions to be participated by the experts, development partners, bankers and regulators. Considering the global context, the Finance Minister said infrastructure deficit is very important because this may hold up the growth process in the Asian region. He noted that deficit in infrastructure is a matter of concern for the whole world. Besides, the Finance Minister said the impact of climate change is a matter of serious concern for the whole world and unfortunately for Bangladesh, it’s much more of a concern, because Bangladesh is not one of those who are generating difficulties for the climate change. “But, we are a big sufferer of climate change and are being affected by other nations. So, we have to care for green development in a very special manner…I think in green development, we are the leader in the world as we began attending to this problem well before the new fund or new sort of institutions that came into existence,” he said. Muhith, however, said only good performance in this sector is not sufficient “because, we also need the cooperation of the global activists in the green sector.” In order to save lives on earth, he said, one needs to be extremely conscious of green development. In terms of operationalizing the Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives, he said, Bangladesh can be proud of the record in the PPP sector, as the emphasis that the government has put on this particular sector has been quite fruitful. Turning again to the issue of infrastructure, the Finance Minister said except the power sector, infrastructure is still an area of deficit in the country and much more work is needed in order to materialize the objectives of being a prosperous, peaceful and developed country by 2041 as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He also that the country’s power generation capacity would reach 30,000 MW by the year 2024 and this would have a positive impact on the economy. “Now the power generation capacity is substantially more than the demand of the country… we should have a power generation capacity of 30,000 MW by 2024 and I do not think that the energy requirement of the country would be anywhere near 30,000 MW by that time. So, it’s a matter of great satisfaction for us and also for the economy,” he said. The exposition, third of its kind, is aimed at promoting green and energy efficient technology and Public Private Partnership (PPP) for sustainable infrastructure development in the country. Secretary in Charge of the Finance Division Abdur Rouf Talukder, BIFFL executive director and CEO SM Formanul Islam, Finance Division additional secretary Md Ekhlasur Rahman, Power Division additional secretary Rahamat Ullah Mohd. Dastagir, Chief Representative of JICA Bangladesh Hitoshi Hirata, Senior Financial Sector Specialist AKM Abdullah among others, were present at the inaugural session of the convention. SM Farmanul Islam handed over Tk 64 crore as last year`s profit in the hand of Finance Minister Muhit during the inaugural ceremony. This year around 100 organisations from Germany, Japan, China and host Bangladesh will display technologies and products including green brick, energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building or industry materials, waste treatment technology. The expo will be open for trade and public visitors from 10 am to 6 pm.
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Three day Green PPP Convention and Expo to begin on Oct 4
September 27, 2018 Thursday 7:32 PM By Staff Correspondent, energynewsbd.com
A three-day exhibition to promote green and energy efficient technology and public private partnership for sustainable infrastructure development in Bangladesh will begin from October 4 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka. Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited (BIFFL) on Thursday arranged a press conference on its upcoming three day ‘Green PPP Convention and Expo-2018’ to be held during October 4 to 6. “The event is a part of BIFFL’s nationwide awareness campaign for sustainable development in the country,” Executive Director and CEO of BIFFL S M Formanul Islam told journalists at the conference at National Press Club in Dhaka. “Focusing on the environment friendly construction materials technology and energy efficiency and public private partnership (PPP), the convention is going to bring together the environment experts, consultant and solutions providers, entrepreneurs, financiers, officials of different ministries as well as development partners,” he said. “This year, the event will be arranged both in Dhaka and Chattogram. The object of the convention and expo is to promote the widespread usage of green technologies in energy intensive industries,” he added. The event includes three national seminars followed by plenary discussions to be participated by the experts, development partners, bankers, regulators and users as well as a three day expo, said Executive Director Formanul Islam. He also said, “The preferred technologies for demonstration include green brick, energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building or industry, waste treatment etc.” BIFFL would also like to highlight the attractiveness of green endeavors to the potential suppliers, entrepreneurs and financiers, he mentioned. In the last year BIFFL organised a Green Convention and Expo-2017 to promote green technologies. Being encouraged by its success and recognising the importance of such events in promoting the use of green technologies for sustainable development, BIFFL has decided to make it an annual event with wider scopes. The suppliers of the green and sustainable technologies will get an opportunity to showcase their innovative business solutions to their target customers. The convention will also provide a platform for the participants to share experiences from global best practices and collate recommendations for the policy makers to formulate enabling policies and regulations towards fostering the green movement in Bangladesh. The event also includes the handover of the dividend of BIFFL of Tk 64 crore for the year 2017. Setting up a green and energy efficient office BIFFL is proud to be the first government organisation of Bangladesh obtained platinum grade certificate under USGBC LEED ID+C v3 2009. Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will attend as the chief guest while Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud, Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir and representative of World Bank, JICA and Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh consented to attend the convention as special guests. Finance Division Additional Secretary and Director of BIFFL Md Ekhlasur Rahman will preside over the convention. The expo will be open for trade and public visitors from 10 am to 6 pm.  
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Dealer conference of BBS Cables held
September 24, 2018 Monday 1:34 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
The dealer conference 2018 of BBS Cables limited was held at the International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka on Thursday. Chairman of BBS Cables Limited Engr Mohammad Badrul Hassan, Managing Director Engr Abu Noman Howlader, Director Engr Hasan Morshed Chowdhury, Director Engr Md Ruhul Majid, Director Md Ashraf Ali Khan, Executive Director (S&M) Md Omar Faruk and Brand Manager Md Rabiul Kamal and other officials, high-officials from different organisations were present in the program. Approximately 1,150 dealers of BBS Cables Limited from different parts of the country joined in the conference. The dealers who met their yearly sales target were awarded zone wise with different gifts including foreign tour packages.
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