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Maheshkhali Development Plan

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The Government of Bangladesh recently disclosed mid-term plan of 17 projects for developing several infrastructures surrounding Maheshkhali Upazila, Cox's Bazar including Matarbari and Sonadia Islands. The plan consists 3 power plants, 4 gas pipelines, 2 LNG terminals, 5 Economic Zones, 1 regional highway and 1 Eco-tourism park along with a IT Park.
The detail Plan is as follows: Bangladesh-Singapore 700 MW Coal-based Power Plant: 1,197.88 Acre Kohelia 700 MW Coal Power Plant: 360 Acre LNG and Coal-based Thermal Power Plants: 4,961.9535 Acre Matarbari (600 X 2) 1,200 MW USC Coal Power Plant: 1,414.05 AcreInstallation of SPM with Double Pipeline Project: 32.4030 AcreMaheshkhali - Anowara 79 km parallel Gas Pipeline (Diameter: 42 Inch): 26.563 Acre Maheshkhali - Anowara 91 km Gas Pipeline (Diameter: 30 Inch) Maheshkhali Zero Point - Maheshkhali CTM 7 km Gas Pipeline (Diameter: 42 Inch)Sonadia LNG Terminal-1: 500.00 AcreLNG Terminal-2: 700 Acre Kohelia Economic Zone (Dhalghata): 1,000…

Power Producers of Bangladesh

Public Sector BPDB: 4508 MW: 29%APSCL: 1,508 MW: 10%EGCBL: 622 MW: 4%NWPGCL: 440 MW: 3%RPCL: 77 MW: 0%BRPL: 149 MW: 1% Private SectorIPP: 3,133 MW: 20%SIPP (under BPDB): 99 MW: 1%SIPP (under REB): 251 MW: 2%RPP (15 Years): 169 MW: 1%RPP (3.5 Years: 1,721 MW: 11%Imported Power: 600 MW: 4%Captive Power: 2,200 MW:  14%
NotesAPSCL: Ashuganj Power Station Company LimitedBPDB: Bangladesh Power Development Board BRPL: BPDB-RPCL Powergen Limited  EGCBL: Electricity Generation Company Bangladesh Limited IPP: Independent Power Producer NWPGCL: Northwest Power Generation Company Limited QRPP: Quick Rental Power Plant  REB: Rural Electrification Board RPCL: Rural Power Company Limited RPP: Rental Power Plant SBU: Strategic Business UnitSIPP: Small Independent Power Producer

Bangladesh Peoples Safeguard Position Paper (বাংলাদেশ জন-রক্ষাকবচ বিষয়ক অবস্থানপত্র)

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ঢাকা; ২৮ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০১৬
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১. মূখবন্ধ (Preamble)
সাম্প্রতিককালে বৈশ্বিক অর্থনীতি ও রাজনীতিতে নানা ধরনের পরিবর্তন লক্ষ্য করা যাচ্ছে। রাজনীতি ও অর্থনীতির পারস্পরিক অভিঘাত বিশ্বের বিভিন্ন আঞ্চলিক ও জাতীয় অর্থনীতি এবং জনসমাজের উপর বিভিন্ন মাত্রায় প্রভাব বিস্তার করে চলেছে। বৈশ্বিক অর্থব্যবস্থা ও আন্তর্জাতিক লগ্নিপুঁজির প্রবাহ উন্নয়নশীল ও স্বল্পোন্নত দেশগুলোকে নতুন ধরনের চ্যালেঞ্জের মুখোমুখি দাঁড় করিয়ে দিচ্ছে। সাম্প্রতিককালে পুঁজির গতিমুখেরও ব্যাপক পরিবর্তন লক্ষ্য করা যাচ্ছে। পুঁজির প্রবাহ অন্য যে কোন সময়ের তুলনায় আরো বেশি মাত্রায় পশ্চিম থেকে পূর্বমুখী হয়েছে। সস্তা শ্রম ও প্রাকৃতিক সম্পদের প্রতুলতা, দুর্বল সরকার-ব্যবস্থা এবং শক্তিশালী আইনি কাঠামোর অনুপস্থিতিসহ নানা কারণে এশীয় উন্নয়নশীল ও স্বল্পোন্নত দেশগুলো এখন আন্তর্জাতিক পুঁজি বিনিয়োগের আকর্ষণীয় ক্ষেত্রে পরিণত হয়েছে। তাছাড়া ভূরাজনৈতিক প্রেক্ষাপটও এক্ষেত্রে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ভূমিকা পালন করছে। অর্থায়ন প্রক্রিয়া ও কাঠামোতে সূচিত হয়েছে বড় ধরনের পরিবর্তন। বিশ্বব্যাংক, আইএমএফ, এডিবি, ইফাদ, ই…

Destructive Power Plants of Bangladesh

Anwara Coal Power Plant: Anwara, Chittagong: 1300 MW (Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan): ProposedBangladesh-Singapore Coal Power Plant (Phase-I): Matarbari, Maheshkhali Upazila, Cox's Bazar: 700 MW (Sembcorp, Singapore): Proposed Bangladesh-Singapore Coal Power Plant (Phase-II): Matarbari, Maheshkhali Upazila, Cox's Bazar: 700 MW (Singapore): Proposed Banshkhali Coal Power Plant (Beximco): Banshkhali, Chittagong: 660 MW (Power China Resources Ltd (PCR)): Proposed  Banshkhali Coal Power Plant (S. Alam Group) also called Chittagong Coal Power Plant: Banshkhali, Chittagong: 1224 MW (Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO3) and STG Development Group, China): Under Construction Barapukuria Coal Power Plant (Phase-I): Bara Pukuria, Parbatipur, Dinajpur: 250 MW: In Operation  Barapukuria Coal Power Plant (Phase-II): Bara Pukuria, Parbatipur, Dinajpur (Harbin Electric and CCC Engineering, China): 275 MW: In Operation Barisal 307 MW Coal Based IPP P…

Energy Related Acts and Policies of Bangladesh

Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Act 2017 (Bengali). Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MOLJPA), Dhaka: 10 July 2017 
Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Ordinance 1982 (Oridnance No. II of 1982). Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MOLJPA), Dhaka: 13 April 1982 
Alternative Power and Energy Plan for Bangladesh (Draft). National Committee to Protect Oil Gas Mineral Resources Power and Ports, Bangladesh (NCBD), Dhaka: 22 July 2017 
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission Act 2003. Energy and Mineral Resource Division. Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MOPEMR), Dhaka: 24 July 2003 
Country Action Plan for Clean Cookstoves 2013. Power Division. Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MOPEMR), Dhaka: November 2013
Electricity Act 2017. Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MOLJPA), Dhaka: 14 November 2017 
Electricity Act 2018. Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MOLJPA), Dhaka…

Energy Related Resources of Bangladesh

Ahamad, M. and Tanin, F. (2013).Next power generation-mix for Bangladesh: Outlook and policy priorities. Energy Policy 60 (2013) 272-283Ahmed, Z. (2011).Electricity Crisis of Bangladesh: Result of Organizational Inefficiency?. Energy and Environment Research. Vol. 1, No. 1: December 2011Allen, R.C. (2012).Backward into the future: The shift to coal and implications for the next energy transition. Energy Policy 50 (2012). 17-23 Assignment Point (undated).Coal as a Source of Electrical Energy in Bangladesh Akash, B.A., Mamlook, R., Mohsen, M.S. (1999).Multi-criteria selection of electric power plants using analytical hierarchy process. Electric Power Systems Research 52 (1999) 29-35 BankTrack (2015).Equator Principles Analysis of the Rampal Coalfired Power Plant Project, Bangladesh. BankTrack: June 2015 Bhuiyan, M.A.H., Islam, M.A., Dampare, S.B., Parvez, L. and Suzuki, S. (2010).Evaluation of hazardous metal pollution in irrigation and drinking water systems in the vicinity of a coal mi…

Ensuring Justice for the Women in and effectiveness of Global Clean Cooking Program - Bangladesh (GCF Project # FP070)

1. BACKGROUND Green Climate Fund (GCF), the new multi-billion climate fund, was designated as an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the UNFCCC, in accordance with Article 11 of the UNFCCC. The COP 16 brings the issue into light and after COP 20, now GCF has become successful to a certain extent in initial resource mobilization process that led to the mobilization of $10.3 billion to date by contributing parties. The institution was proposed in 2009 Copenhagen Conference, Denmark and formed in 2010 Cancun Conference, Mexico. Headquartered in Songdo, South Korea, GCF started funding in 2015. 
Bangladesh has been very active in the UNFCCC negotiations for long and has also taken a pragmatic approach as soon as the GCF emerged. In September 2014, the government of Bangladesh nominated Economic Relations Division (ERD) of Ministry of Finance as the National Designated Authority (NDA) of Bangladesh to GCF. As per standard procedure, NDAs are chosen by governments to act as the …