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Deal signed for safe, environmentally sound ship recycling

Thanking the Government of Norway for their generous contribution, Mr. Lim said, “The continuation of this project will greatly enhance national capacities for Bangladesh for safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships.

The success of this Phase III of the project will be seen in the crucial technical assistance role that will support the goals of Bangladesh to establish a facility for treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes and ultimately support its aim to accede to the Hong Kong Convention.” The Hong Kong Convention ...

GE to provide advanced gas turbine tech for Reliance

GE (NYSE: GE) on Friday announced that it will be providing its advanced gas turbine technology upgrade Advanced Gas Path (AGP) for the upcoming Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power Ltd.’s 718-megawatt (MW) combined cycle power plant in Meghnaghat, Bangladesh. Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power Ltd. is a joint venture between India’s Reliance Power and Japan’s JERA. Built by Engineering, Procurement, & Construction (EPC) group Samsung C&T, Meghnaghat power plant will be powered by two GE 9F gas turbines, one GE D11 steam turbine and three H53 generators. The power plant will utilize re-gasified liquified natural gas (LNG) fuel to generate the equivalent electricity needed to supply more than 850,000 homes in Bangladesh. [caption id="attachment_27689" align="alignleft" widt...

Europe panicked over India’s pharma export curbs

India’s top pharmaceuticals export group said the government’s curbs on some drug exports amid the spreading coronavirus outbreak has caused panic in Europe and will “severely impact” businesses in the sector. India, the world’s main supplier of generic drugs, has restricted the export of 26 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and the medicines made from them, in a move seen aimed at tackling possible domestic shortages of medicine during the outbreak, reports Reuters, New Delhi.

Women entrepreneurs in producing jute products

Bangladesh has taken a lead in women empowerment in South Asia as they are showing their competence and courage in starting new jute ventures, contributing to bringing a positive change in society. “It gives me an immense pleasure whenever I see satisfaction in the eyes of my international buyers,” said Afsoma Asif, a middle-aged women entrepreneur who manufactures and exports diversified jute products. jute goodsSoma, who achieved Outstanding Business Woman Award for her innovation in making various diversified jute ...

Saudi-bound passengers to get refund

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will refund to its passengers who, bought tickets for traveling to Saudi Arabia for performing Umrah or tourism purposes, as the Saudi government has imposed a temporary ban on Umrah pilgrims and tourists to stop the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom. bimanIf the passengers want to travel to Saudi Arabia after withdrawal of the ban, they would be able to get seats, subject to availability, said a Biman press release on Thursday, reports BSS. However, the passengers who have work permits or employmen...