Efficient Brick Kilns to Reduce Greenhouse Gas in Bangladesh

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Efficient Brick Kilns to Reduce Greenhouse Gas in Bangladesh Brick production is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Bangladesh.Transitioning from traditional brick kilns to alternative brick production systems can indeed play a crucial role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Bangladesh. Besides the energy-efficient zigzag kiln technology, here are a few other alternative […]

Checking Air Pollution: Bye Bye Brick !

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Checking Air Pollution: Bye Bye Brick ! Plan chalked to end its use in govt constructions by 2025 The government has decided to phase out the use of bricks by 2025 in all its construction works to reduce the air pollution as brick kilns are one of the major sources of air pollution in Bangladesh. […]

Payra Coal Power Plant Takes off

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Payra Coal Power Plant Takes off The 1,320MW unit is the first large power plant to come into operation under AL govt; by 2030, total generation capacity to reach 40,000MW Coal-fired Payra power plant in Patuakhali began test production yesterday, making it the first large-scale plant to come into operation since the Awami League swept […]

Longest Bridge to Link Bhola, Barishal

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Longest Bridge to Link Bhola, Barishal The government is going to build the country’s longest bridge over the Tentulia river to connect island district Bhola with Barishal. ​ The cost of the 10km bridge is estimated at Tk 9,922 crore, almost one-third that of the under-construction Padma bridge, which will be 6.15km long. However, the […]

Japanese Economic Zone’s Land Development Deal Signed

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Japanese Economic Zone’s Land Development Deal Signed Ahmad Kaikaus, principal secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office; Hiroyuki Yamaya, minister at the embassy of Japan in Bangladesh, and Hirata Hitoshi, chief representative of Jica, attend a deal signing ceremony at the Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka yesterday. The Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority and Japanese TOA Corporation will […]

Mirpur Satellite Town

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Mirpur Satellite Town Construction Poised to Start This Year Construction of a satellite town in Mirpur under public-private partnership (PPP) is likely to take off this year after the maiden initiative of National Housing Authority (NHA) was held up for years, most recently for objections, primarily from people illegally occupying the government-owned land in Section […]

Mongla to Get 10MW Floating Solar Plant

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Mongla to Get 10MW Floating Solar Plant A process is underway to set up a 10MW floating solar power plant at Mongla. ​ According to official sources, the power division has initiated the move to implement the project as soon as possible. ​​ “A technical committee is now evaluating a proposal of an Indo-Bangla consortium […]

No More High-rise Building in Rajuk Area

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No More High-rise Building in Rajuk Area The government has decided not to allow construction of high-rise buildings except 30 designated spots in the capital, said officials. ​ Keeping this provision, the draft Detailed Area Plan (DAP) of Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakkha (Rajuk) has been prepared. Within few months, the draft DAP would be published as […]

Rivers in Dhaka, Ctg: PM Approves Masterplan to Save Them

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Rivers in Dhaka, Ctg: PM Approves Masterplan to Save Them Dirt, debris, and waste turn the Kutubkhali canal water dark in the capital’s Shonir Akhra area and give off an overpowering stench. The water of this canal flows into the Shitalakkhya river. This picture was taken yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has […]

DoE Punishes 23 Errant Factories

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DoE Punishes 23 Errant Factories Department of Environment officials, led by Director Begum Rubina Ferdousi, conducting a drive yesterday to disconnect the utility connections of 23 dyeing and steel re-rolling factories in the capital’s Kadamtali and Shyampur for polluting the Buriganga river and the air. The Department of Environment yesterday disconnected utility connections of 23 […]