Only two independent power projects (IPP) have commissioned so far though deals for 14 IPPs were signed under the Power and Energy Fast Supply Enhancement (Special Provision) Act, concerned official said. The government undertook these projects during the period between 2010 and 2013 to get quick electricity to meet local demand but failed to get desired electricity from these projects due to delay in their execution. Of the two power projects, the 52.2MW Rajshahi, Natore power project owned by Sri Lankan firm Rajlanka Power Company Limited and 102MW Jognagar Digital Power and Associates owned by local firm Orion Group have started electricity generation. But the Orion Group is yet to get environmental clearance... more ›
Bangladesh has achieved prestigious Information Technology Professional Examination Council (ITPEC) membership that will help it give internationally recognised certificates to its IT professionals and graduates. The Japan-based Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA), a regulatory body for evaluating the Information Technology Engineers Examination (ITEE) conferred the ITPEC membership to Bangladesh at a function held in the auditorium of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) in Dhaka on Monday. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the BCC and the IPA in this regard with BCC Executive Director SM Asfak Hossain and Vice Chairman of IPA Hisaya Tanaka inking document on... more ›
The government has taken initiatives to develop 500 Bangla applications (apps) compatible to android based mobile phone to ensure people’s easy access to services. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in this regard between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division and Ethics Advanced Technology Limited (EATL) on Sunday. ICT Secretary Md. Nazrul Islam Khan and EATL Managing Director M A Mubin Khan inked the MoU on behalf of their respective sides at the conference room of the ICT Division. Of the 500 mobile applications, 300 applications will be developed on various information and services of government ministries, directorates and departments and the remaining 200 on creative concepts to be received on... more ›
Amin Jewellers Ltd is going to honour 25 intellectuals for making remarkable contributions to their respective fields on the occasion of its golden jubilee. Quazi Sirazul Islam, Managing Director of Amin Jewellers Ltd announced this at a press conference at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Monday. Each of the scholars, who has laudable contributions especially in the field of history, tradition, language movement, liberation war, art, literature, culture, politics, economics, business, education, architecture and medical science will be honoured with Tk 3 lakh, a gold medal and a crest, Quazi Sirajul Islam said. A jury board will be formed to select a scholar in the respective field, he informed. Touching... more ›
Dhaka stocks rebounded on Monday driven mainly by the large-cap concentration of the buyers who were cautiously repositioning their portfolio for more comfort and less risk. The benchmark price index at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Monday eased up to 4554.97 with marginal increase after losing nearly 50 points in the last two trading sessions on profit-booking. It, however, remained above the psychological level of 4500-point mark as some investors were injecting more funds into their portfolio. The blue-chip DS30 also recovered to 1722.68 and Shariah DSES to 1064.91 when the increases in the two selective indices were minimal as of the general price barometer. The mere rise of the price... more ›
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