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The Daily Star, February 23, 2020

Bashundhara builds Bangladesh’s biggest bitumen plant

 

Bashundhara Group has set up the country's biggest bitumen plant in Keraniganj with an annual production capacity of a whopping 9 lakh tonnes for $143.7 million, in a development that can be viewed as emblematic of the business giant's ambitions.

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The Bangladesh Post, February 17, 2020

DoE punishes 23 errant factories

 

The Department of Environment yesterday disconnected utility connections of 23 dyeing factories and steel re-rolling mills in the capital's Kadamtali and Shyampur for polluting the Buriganga river and the air.

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The Daily Star, February 17, 2020

Rivers in Dhaka, Ctg: PM approves masterplan to save them

 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved a masterplan to free all major rivers in and around Dhaka and Chattogram cities from encroachment and pollution by 2030.

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The Bangladesh Post, February 16, 2020

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.

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The Daily Star, February 09, 2020

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.

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The Daily Star, January 28, 2020

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 9.

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The Daily Star, January 28, 2020

Japanese Economic Zone’s Land Development Deal Signed

Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) yesterday inked a deal to develop 650 acres of land in Narayanganj’s Araihazar to set up a dedicated industrial park for Japanese investors.

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The Daily Star, January 14, 2020

Longest Bridge to Link Bhola, Barishal

Govt plans it over Tentulia river, looking for donor

 

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 cost may escalate after the detailed design is finalised.

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The Daily Star, January 14, 2020

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 to power a decade ago.      

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December 03, 2019

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.