Bangladesh and India Sign Agreement for Joint Coal Fired Power Plant [ Current Affairs ]
Bangladesh and India signed an agreement for the construction of a 1, 320 megawatt (MW) coal fired power plant near Sundarbans. Under bilateral cooperation the biggest project mark the transition from electricity export to generation level.
- Agreement was signed between Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (Pvt) Limited (BIFPCL), the joint venture enterprise deal with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).
- Bangladesh’s southwestern Rampal near the Sundarbans BHEL was selected under an open international tender for constructing the super thermal plant.
- Bilateral co-operation mark the biggest coal fired power plant project between both countries.
- Export to generation level that would mark the transition from electricity.
- For the project India’s Exim Bank will provide US 1.49 billion dollars.
- Scheduled to start generating power in 2019.
- Deal concerns by environmental groups.
- Power plant could affect the ecosystem of the world’s largest mangrove forest in Sundarbans,
- World legacy site spreading over both Bangladesh and India.
- Bangladesh had assigned one of its fast-track projects Maitree Super Thermal Power Project (MSTPP).
- This Project was started under a bilateral agreement between India and Bangladesh.
- Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina’s signed an agreement during India visit in 2010.
About coal fired power plant:
- By using coal more than half of the electricity generated in the world is as the primary fuel.
- The function of the coal fired thermal power plant is to convert the energy available in the coal to Electricity.
- Coal power plants work by using several steps to convert stored energy in coal to usable electricity.
- In our home we find that powers lights, computers etc.
- Published on: July 13, 2016