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Purbachal: An extension of chaotic Dhaka?
On the same path as unplanned capital after multiple revisions in design, deadline


Asifur Rahman, Helemul Alam
Wed Jun 9, 2021 12:00 AM

A massive development work at 300-feet Purbachal Road is underway. The government is constructing an eight-lane expressway to connect Kuril with Kanchan Bridge via Purbachal. Besides, 100-feet canals are being built on both sides of the road from Kuril to the Balu river.

The photo was taken on Monday. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq


A massive development work at 300-feet Purbachal Road is underway. The government is constructing an eight-lane expressway to connect Kuril with Kanchan Bridge via Purbachal. Besides, 100-feet canals are being built on both sides of the road from Kuril to the Balu river. The photo was taken on Monday. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq

The "ideal town" planned in Purbachal to ease Dhaka's burden of overgrowing population is likely to become yet another extension of the unplanned capital, thanks to the long delay in implementation and constant changes in project design, according to urban planners.

They said the population within the project area and its surrounding places will nearly triple the initial projection by the time it is likely to be completed.

The Purbachal New Town project was initiated by Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) in 1995 on around 6,227 acres of land in the south of Dhaka.

Located between Gazipur's Kaliganj and Narayanganj's Rupganj, with the Shitalakkhya river to the east and the Balu river to the west, it was designed to accommodate 10 lakh people in around 25,000 plots of various sizes.

However, it took the government 10 years to approve the Purbachal project -- its largest housing scheme -- at an initial cost of Tk 3,312 crore. With the initial deadline having elapsed in 2010, the cost has now more than tripled to a whopping Tk 10,329 crore with various other components added.

The project, which has seen five revisions to its design so far, is now expected to be completed by 2025, after several revisions of the deadline.

Although the initial plan was to only build a residential township, many commercial buildings have been included later on -- replacing playgrounds and other civic amenities.

The Purbachal New Town area will also be under pressure from the private housing sprouting around the project site.

During a recent visit, The Daily Star found former greenery has now turned grey in the project area with workers dismantling a newly-built road to make it wider.

Construction of 100-feet canals on both sides of the road were also going on simultaneously.

The boulevard, known as 300 feet, meanwhile, has become a popular hangout for Dhaka residents.

Md Ashraful Islam, project director of Detailed Area Plan of Rajuk, said as per the building construction rules-2008, which sets the highest number of buildings within a given area and how much empty space has to be kept, the population living inside the Purbachal project will be around 27 lakh.

Such a population is destined to create great pressure on services and facilities already constructed or under construction based on a design for 10 lakh people.

"Purbachal is destined to fail as a planned town due to long delays and accommodation of commercial and business zones in a residential-only hub without any proper assessment," said Adil Mohammad Khan, secretary general of Bangladesh Institute of Planners.

"Although it is called new town, Purbachal is developing as an unplanned extension of Dhaka city," he told The Daily Star.

Ujjwal Mallick, project director and chief engineer of Rajuk, said the project has so far seen 70 percent physical progress and 65 percent financial progress.

"We are expecting to complete the whole project by 2025," he said.



EVER-CHANGING PLANS
Since the development work of the project started in 2002-03, Rajuk revised its design in 2004, 2005, 2009, and in 2013.

Following a public interest litigation in 2013, the High Court endorsed the fourth revision and directed Rajuk not to "efface, subtract, vary or modify the forest, lakes, canals, urban green, parks, playgrounds", as shown in the fourth revised layout plan, without the court's permission.

But Rajuk introduced a fifth revision in 2017, violating the 2014 HC judgment and allegedly allotted 89 plots secretly in 2018 taking land from areas earmarked for schools and their playgrounds, open fields and spaces, as The Daily Star previously reported.

It included an "iconic" tower on around 100 acres, more residential plots, and an increased number of hospitals and clinics as part of Rajuk's plan to introduce a Central Business District (CBD) in the project area, according to Rajuk officials.

Rajuk appealed to the HC for approval of the fifth revision but was rejected in 2018.

At the monthly coordination meeting of Rajuk held last March, officials said they are still trying to involve the attorney general's office in this regard.

Rajuk Chief Engineer Ujjwal Mallick, however, said they will do their job as per the court's direction.

Adil Mohammad Khan said the plan to accommodate the CBD will create greater pressure of people in the project area.

He alleged that the additional commercial and residential plots are being created to accommodate those influential and politically connected.

"According to the existing rules there is scope for constructing a 10- or 12- or 14-storey building on a seven to eight katha plot," he said, questioning how habitable Purbachal will be with up to 20-25 lakh people.

COST HIKED, MONEY AND TIME WASTED
The urban planner also said due to the long delays and many changes in the planning, many roads under the project area now need to be repaired or upgraded.

"Due to the lack of transparency in the planning, main roads which have been constructed as four lanes are now being upgraded to eight lanes, which is a sheer waste of public money and time," he said.

He said this delay was due to Rajuk's failure to determine how the main roads of the project would be classified -- as a national highway or regional highway after construction.

After a digital land survey, land acquisition and development work in the first phase started in the 2002-03 fiscal year. The initial project cost was Tk 3,312 crore and was revised to Tk 7,782 crore in 2010.

In 2015, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) approved another Tk 5,000 crore for the "Excavation and development of a 100 feet wide and 13.2km canal on both sides of Kuril-Purbachal Link Road (from Kuril to Balu river)."

On November 4, 2018, Ecnec also approved a revised project cost of Tk 10,329.66 crore, which was a revision of the 2015 canal development project with the addition of three more canals, eight-lane expressway, bridges, and other ancillary issues, according to project documents.

The government decision to construct the 12.36km eight-lane expressway from Kuril -- including a six-lane expressway from the Balu river to Kanchan Bridge, three service lanes on each side and other ancillary facilities -- was a belated one.

As a result, Rajuk is now dismantling the existing four-lane road, completed in 2018 at a cost of Tk 275 crore from the second revised budget.

Rajuk's Mallick said, "The proposal of an eight-lane expressway was in the first plan, but we had no money to execute the plan at that time. After getting the money we started it."

He said 80 percent of the canal development work from Kuril to Balu river has been completed.

Regarding the three additional canals, Mallick said the land acquisition is yet to be completed. The canal development project completion deadline is in December this year, as is that for the road expansion.

The project director claimed that plot owners could start living in the project area from July 2022. "The area will be suitable for living by July next year as the water supply will be set up by then," he said.

Adil Mohammad Khan also said overhead power lines were initially constructed but Rajuk is now shifting to an underground cable ducting system, adding that there are no clear guidelines or planning about other utility lines like sewerage, water, and gas.

Asked about sewerage and other facilities, Rajuk's Mallick said these facilities and electricity will only be completed by 2030. Between 60-70 percent of electric lines have already been completed while they will start distributing water in sectors 5 and 6 in the first phase from next February.
Hopefully Purbanchal doesn't become a mess lol
 

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Hopefully Purbanchal doesn't become a mess lol
Bzzzzt - too late. :-)

Already a mess.

a) These Rajuk idiots do NOT know how to build a smart city.

b) They confused the Chinese company which was supposed to build a smart city in there with changing the plan some fifteen times.

c) Roads are narrower than Baridhara so eight story condo complexes on both sides of the roads will look like concrete canyons. No concern for property offsets. People will never see sunshine or breath fresh air living in these places. Will look like third rate shantytowns in Hong Kong.

Few civic amenities, parks, children's playgrounds or sports fields for teenagers.

A bunch of Gadhas in other words that got jobs because they knew somebody - the blind leading the blind.

I mean in places like S'pore and Malaysia you have qualified people designing the newer smart cities, who are led by international-level experts.

At Rajuk you have unqualified gadhas with no experience and exposure who have never known what a proper modern city should be designed like, much less a smart city.

I guess live and learn....
 
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Bzzzzt - too late. :-)

Already a mess.

a) These Rajuk idiots do NOT know how to build a smart city.

b) They confused the Chinese company which was supposed to build a smart city in there with changing the plan some fifteen times.

c) Roads are narrower than Baridhara so eight story condo complexes on both sides of the roads will look like concrete canyons. No concern for property offsets. People will never see sunshine or breath fresh air living in these places. Will look like third rate shantytowns in Hong Kong.

Few civic amenities, parks, children's playgrounds or sports fields for teenagers.

A bunch of Gadhas in other words that got jobs because they knew somebody - the blind leading the blind.

I mean in places like S'pore and Malaysia you have qualified people designing the newer smart cities, who are led by international-level experts.

At Rajuk you have diploma engineer gadhas who have never known what a proper modern city should be designed like, much less a smart city.

I guess live and learn....

Screw it , I have no hope for Bangladesh after this lol
 

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Rest In Peace Bangladeshi Maestro Architect Bashirul Haq
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Rest in Peace Bangladeshi Maestro Architect Bashirul Haq


Today one of the pioneers in shaping the architectural identity of Bangladesh and contemporary architects' community, Aga Khan Award winner architect Bashirul Haq (H-008) took his last breath at Gonoshasthaya Hospital on April 4, 2020.

Bangladeshi architects mourn the passing of Bashirul Haq, one of the most respected architects of Bangladesh, and a beloved mentor to many.

Architect Nuru Rahman Khan said: "His architecture is not about being visual. It is about content. He is a modernist and a rationalist. His integrity, competence, and dedication towards architecture are unparalleled."

Architect’s Family Home & Studio. Image © Al Amin Abu Ahmed Ashraf (Dolon)

"He has not created the luxury iconic image for you in this city but wonderful places for families, for children and it is all about creating that community which is important in a housing complex," he said.

"Architect Bashirul Haq, being one of the most critically acclaimed architects of South Asia is an unbound source of inspiration for our young architects. His works have been widely discussed and praised both nationally and internationally," stated Context Design Architecture Culture.

Bashirul Haq is Bashirul Haq & Associates Ltd's Chief Architect. He graduated from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan in 1964 with a bachelor in architecture. Haq finished his Master of Architecture degree in 1975, after his degrees in John Heimrich Tuition, Scholarship and Teaching Assistant degree at the University of New Mexico, in 1971. His reluctance to operate in the United States to develop a practice in Dhaka has also been stated as motivation for young graduates. His works have been critically acclaimed for sensible and environment-responsive architectural style.

"The future of architecture is hinged on what constitutes sustainable architecture – an architectural footprint that trod carefully in nature," quoted by Bashirul Haq.
Rest in Peace Bangladeshi Maestro Architect Bashirul Haq

Architect’s Family Home & Studio. Image © Al Amin Abu Ahmed Ashraf (Dolon)
 

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WOHA Unveils Its Vision For Sustainable Inner-City Campus And Public Park In Dhaka, Bangladesh
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WOHA unveils its vision for sustainable inner-city campus and public park in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Singapore-based architecture practice WOHA and BRAC University have unveiled design for sustainable inner-City campus and public park in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the redevelopment of a 5.3-acre university campus broke ground in 2017 and is scheduled for completion in 2021.

WOHA’s design creates a new model for sustainable development in the region and tropical spaces that do not require full air conditioning.

WOHA is known for its green-community-based architecture that is inspired by the local climate of that region. As a reference to their architectural approach, the firm's Kampung Admiralty building in Singapore won the World Building Of The Year Award in 2018.

Developed as an extension of BRAC, the largest non-governmental organization (NGO) in the world, BRAC University was established in 2001 and aims to instil in its students a commitment to working towards national development and progress.

This mission is reflected in WOHA’s new campus design for the university, which will transform a former flooded wasteland into a liveable, tropical, and sustainable inner-city campus and public park.

The masterplan takes inspiration from the region’s Sundarbans, which have separate ecosystems above and below tidal level, WOHA’s 950,000 square foot design for the campus is divided into two distinct programming layers: a private “Academia” raised canopy for learning and the ground-level public “Campus Park” created by remediating the existing polluted swamp into a bio-retention pond with lush native landscaping.

WOHA unveils its vision for sustainable inner-city campus and public park in Dhaka, Bangladesh


As the heart and social nucleus for over 10,000 students and the wider community, the lower stratum will act as a gathering place complete with the University’s auditorium, multi-purpose hall, and public gallery.
The “Academia” will shelter the “Campus Park” from Dhaka’s strong sun and heavy monsoon rains, while water-enhanced evaporative cooling will further reduce the ambient temperature, creating a comfortable micro-climate.

WOHA unveils its vision for sustainable inner-city campus and public park in Dhaka, Bangladesh


With space at a premium due to Dhaka’s urban density, the roof will serve as the “University Green,” a large recreation sky park that accommodates a recreational field, a swimming pool and a 200m running track under the shade of a large photovoltaic (PV) solar canopy. The solar energy harvested will power giant High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans as well as common area lighting.

WOHA unveils its vision for sustainable inner-city campus and public park in Dhaka, Bangladesh


WOHA’s design for BRAC University employs architectural and environmental strategies that will achieve a new model for sustainable development in the region and university campuses worldwide. Innovative adaptive cooling strategies developed with world-class engineers and sustainability consultants will create tropical learning spaces that do not require full air conditioning, while a matrix of sun-shading fins and vertical green walls address solar heat gain.

The building’s green facades - composed of simple, low-cost technology - translate to more than 280,000 square feet of landscaping and act as environmental filters that cut out glare and dust, help keep rooms cool, and dampen traffic noise.

WOHA unveils its vision for sustainable inner-city campus and public park in Dhaka, Bangladesh

In section, WOHA’s design reveals how a visually connected series of vertical spaces promote a learning environment that breathes. Open and airy, yet sheltered from the sun and rain, WOHA’s ‘single-room-thick’ floor plans further facilitate cross ventilation and daylighting to every classroom.

Based on a 9x9-meter structural module, all rooms are flexible and can combine to form larger units or be subdivided as required. This potential, combined with the block’s compact, continuous form, allows for resizing the faculties in the future.

WOHA unveils its vision for sustainable inner-city campus and public park in Dhaka, Bangladesh

"We were inspired by BRAC University’s mission to foster development process of Bangladesh by creating opportunity for excellence in higher education that is responsive to the local communities’ needs," said Richard Hassell, WOHA Co-Founder.

"The new campus will provide an environment that is conducive to learning and human interaction and its integrated landscaping will enhance urban biodiversity."

"Where there used to be a flooded wasteland, the design of the new building implements strategies that help to reduce waste as well as save energy and water," added Hassell.

WOHA unveils its vision for sustainable inner-city campus and public park in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The campus also adopts a robust aesthetic that maximises the use of local materials, traditional crafts and skills. For ease of maintenance and cost effectiveness, minimal applied finishes are used within the general teaching areas.

The backdrop of bare concrete floors and exposed slab soffit ceilings are made colourful and vibrant by student life and activities.

WOHA unveils its vision for sustainable inner-city campus and public park in Dhaka, Bangladesh

WOHA was founded by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell in 1994. Rather than being overwhelmed by the challenges of climate change, population growth and urbanisation, the Singapore-based practice researches and innovates new architectural and urban solutions to tackle the problems of the 21st century.

The practice currently has projects under construction in Singapore, India, Bangladesh, China, and Australia.

Project facts
Design Inception:
September 2011
Start of Construction: July 2017
Completion: 2021
Plot Area: 232,500 sq. ft.
Gross Floor Area: 950,000 sq. ft.
Height of Building: 150 ft.
No. of Stories: 13
Client: BRAC University
Architects: WOHA Architects Pte Ltd
Consultants: 7+ total including Transsolar, Atelier Dreiseitl, and Arup Singapore
Contractor: 1 total
All images courtesy of WOHA



 

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Imported packaged food and smartphone prices are rising in Bangladesh - to help local production

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Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has presented the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2021-22. He presented the budget in the National Assembly on Thursday.

In this year's budget, the finance minister has proposed to impose duties and taxes on various products.

According to the proposed budget, the price of imported smartphones may go up further due to the imposition of tariffs on the protection of domestic products.

In the budget, it has been proposed to increase the supplementary duty from 10 percent to 15 percent as opposed to receiving services using mobile SIM. This will increase the cost of talking, texting and using data on mobile phones.

Apart from this, the Finance Minister has also recommended to impose new tariffs on the import of luxury products such as imported body spray, cosmetic products, juices, packaged food etc. in the budget. As a result, the prices of these products may go up.
 

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Rationalised land price in Bangladesh for light engineering sector suggested
FE DESK REPORT | Published: July 12, 2021 10:12:20 | Updated: July 13, 2021 22:47:52
DCCI President Rizwan Rahman (top, left) presented the keynote paper at the 2nd dialogue on 'Challenges and way forward on export diversification of Bangladesh upon LDC graduation: A regulatory reform perspective' organised by the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) in association with the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) on Sunday. Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah, Secretary, Prime Minister's Office, joined the event as the chief guest while Vice Chairman & CEO of EPB AHM Ahsan delivered the opening remarks.
DCCI President Rizwan Rahman (top, left) presented the keynote paper at the 2nd dialogue on 'Challenges and way forward on export diversification of Bangladesh upon LDC graduation: A regulatory reform perspective' organised by the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) in association with the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) on Sunday. Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah, Secretary, Prime Minister's Office, joined the event as the chief guest while Vice Chairman & CEO of EPB AHM Ahsan delivered the opening remarks.

Policy reforms, aligned polices with the WTO directives, fiscal and non-fiscal benefits and domestic measures are key to overcome the challenges of LDC graduation for Bangladesh, speakers said in a dialogue on "Challenges and Way forward on Export diversification of Bangladesh upon LDC graduation- A regulatory reform perspective", organized by Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) in association with Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) on Sunday.

They also said equal treatment to the potential export-oriented sectors, competitiveness, skill development and technological advancement are similarly important in this regard.
Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah, Secretary, Prime Minister's Office, joined as the chief guest.

Vice Chairman & CEO of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) A.H.M. Ahsan made the opening remarks. He said that many experts estimated that due to pandemic, export of Bangladesh might fall to USD 4-6 billion. He informed that last year export earning was USD 38.75 billion, of which RMG sector alone contributed 81%, but it was 84% in the previous fiscal. It showed that non-RMG export increased despite it is not in line with the faster pace of RMG sector. He said policy reforms and policy support will expedite boosting non-RMG export. "End of the day, this is the world of business and government do not do business rather play a role of facilitator," he said.

Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah, Secretary, Prime Minister's Office, said that we may lose a lot of waivers after graduation. But now it is the right time to grow other potential export items. Moreover, he urged to utilize country's local market. Terming private sector as the engine of growth, he said every person is the brand ambassador.

We must be competitive, he said. How can we go for more FTA or RTA we need to work out. High value product quality and stringent compliance will increase our branding.

He also underscored importance on human resource development, research and development, value chain, backward linkage.

DCCI President Rizwan Rahman presented the keynote paper. He highlighted that light engineering, jute and jute goods, IT & ITES, pharmaceutical, agro & agro-processing, leather & leather goods are some of the promising sectors other than RMG that should be facilitated before entering into the list of middle income country status.

He termed limited access to finance, shortages of skilled human resources, high duty on import of raw materials, non-tariff barriers, lengthy customs and testing processes, lack of certification, low-cost bank loan, required policy reforms, delay in implementing API Park, weak backward linkage network, lesser agricultural productivity and limited negotiation capability are some of the major challenges of these sectors to be more competitive in the international market.

With a view to promote these potential sectors ahead of LDC graduation, especially in this transition period, Rizwan Rahman put forwarded a few recommendations. He suggested to provide bonded warehouse facility like RMG, arrange low cost fund and rationalized land price for the light engineering sector.

For the jute and jute goods sector, he proposed for a simplified tax, VAT and port rules, investing in traceable research, replacing old technologies and removing VAT at all stages of manufacturing and selling of jute and jute goods. Rizwan Rahman also emphasized for proper IP valuation guidelines, data security and data privacy for IT & ITES sector.

The DCCI President further recommended for a strong negotiation with the WTO to avail exemptions on patent rights for pharmaceuticals for another 12 years under TRIPS agreement.

Technology transfer and reducing cost of production will surely boost this sector, he told. Regarding agriculture sector, Rizwan Rahman recommended for bonded warehouse facility, developing backward linkage and investing in post-harvest technology adaptation. He finally urged to create a "Food Industrial Zone" to attract foreign investors.

Shaikh Yusuf Harun, Executive Chairman (Senior Secretary), Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) said after LDC graduation Bangladesh will lose its preferential benefits. But Bangladesh is a country of sustainable economy and with the help of our resilient private sector we will be able to diversify our products base, he said. To diversify products and market Bangladesh need to be engaged with different regional trade group, he suggested.

"We have a good advantage of demographic dividend, but we have to convert it into a skilled workforce. Corporate tax rate in Bangladesh is comparatively high, we need to balance it, he suggested. BEZA has already signed agreement with 400 investors which would add extra USD 7 million to export earning in next two years. Now we have to give them all trade logistics including utility supports."
 

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Star Business Report
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:00 AM

Chinese company Vanessa Enterprise has signed a $41.77 million deal with Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (Bepza) to produce accessories for ladies' intimate garments in the Ishwardi export processing zone (EPZ) in Pabna.

Bepza said the factory would employ at least 4,028 Bangladeshi nationals.

Bepza Member (Finance) Nafisa Banu and Vanessa Enterprise Managing Director Choi Chun Ho signed the agreement recently at Bepza Complex in Dhaka.
 
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Well I would not call it a revolution, but heavy industrial activity has started to shift to local shores in Bangladesh, as demand increases locally, it makes more sense to integrate more local components into products like agri-machinery, Power distribution and Power generation equipment and do more value addition locally. Energypac has been at the forefront of these sectors in Bangladesh.

Power and distribution transformers




Power generators 40 KVA to 1000 KVA








Resin Cast Transformers being manufactured at their Savar Facility




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Power Transformers Exported to Thermal Power Station in India
Publish Date:
07/13/2020
Power Transformers Exported to Thermal Power Station in India


Energypac Engineering to export power transformers to West Bengal Power Development Company Ltd., renowned government power generation organization of India. The transformers will be placed at existing substation in Bandel Thermal Power Station (BTPS). This is a major step forward in enhancing the bilateral relation between India and Bangladesh.
Energypac previously crossed the milestone of having exported over 100 transformers to India.


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Energypac Secures Order for 70 Transformers from Indian Electrical Giant, ADANI ELECTRICITY
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08/25/2020
Energypac Secures Order for 70 Transformers from Indian Electrical Giant, ADANI ELECTRICITY


Energypac secures order for 70 transformers from Indian electrical giants, ADANI ELECTRICITY MUMBAI LTD., including power transformers up to 16/20MVA and fireproof cast resin transformer. This is a major step forward in enhancing the bilateral relation between India and Bangladesh.

Energypac previously crossed the milestone of having exported over 100 transformers to India.
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Energypac Exports 51.5/63MVA 132/33kV Power Transformer to Nepal
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07/13/2020
Energypac Exports 51.5/63MVA 132/33kV Power Transformer to Nepal


Energypac has been awarded a major turnkey contract for constructing a 132/33kV substation at Sunwal, for Nepal Electric Authority for which they will be exporting 3 power transformers to the project. The substation will support greater grid connectivity. The scope of supply for Energypac comprises 2 nos. 132/33 kV, 51.5/63 MVA and 1 nos. 132/11 kV, 18/22.5 MVA Power Transformers and there are 8 nos. 132 kV bays including future provisions for 2 nos. 132 kV bay extension and 9 nos. 33 kV bays.

This substation has been built in a bid to keep up with the rapid development of social, economic, industrial as well as is expected to cater for the increasing future energy demand of the city.
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Energypac secures 13.75 Million USD deal for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant from AtomStroy Export
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09/03/2020
Energypac secures 13.75 Million USD deal for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant from AtomStroy Export


Energypac secures 13.75 Million USD deal for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant from Joint Stock Company AtomStroy Export (JSC-ASE) for construction and erection of transformers and auxiliary structures. The scope of project includes- Construction of Transformer Foundation, Construction of GIB Foundation, Erection of Gas Insulated BusDuct, and Erection of Transformer for Unit 1 & 2 and related work like Fire Protection System Erection etc
 
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DSEX index at the highest position


Star Online reports
Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:22 PM

The DSEX, the main index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), rose by 58 points to a record 7375.11 points on Sunday. Which is 0. 91 percent more than yesterday.

On the same day, the turnover in the stock market increased by 0.22 percent to Tk 1,693 crore, which was Tk 189 crore yesterday.

Trading in the stock market started about an hour and a half later due to a technical error on the record day of the index. That is why the DSE authorities increase the transaction time till 3:30 pm.

At the end of the day, the price of shares of 210 companies has increased on the DSE, 150 shares have decreased. And the price of 13 was unchanged.

The biggest gainers were Miracle Industries, which rose 9.96 percent, followed by Legacy Footwear, Index Agro Industries, Samata Leather and Aziz Pipes.

The most traded stock was Beximco Limited. The value of which is 152 crore rupees. It is followed by SS Steel, Fu-Wang Ceramics and Saif Powertech Industries and Shinepukur Ceramics.

Tamizuddin Textiles, whose share price fell nearly 10 percent, was at the top of the list. It was followed by Fareast Finance, Familytex BD, Tung High Knitting and Rupali Bank.

Trading on the Chittagong Stock Exchange has also increased today. The overall price index of the exchange, CASPI, rose 0.33 percent to 16,369. Which is 60 points more than the previous day.

Of the 320 companies that took part in the transaction, 180 rose. Prices of 136 were reduced and 13 remained unchanged.
 

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Bzzzzt - too late. :-)

Already a mess.

a) These Rajuk idiots do NOT know how to build a smart city.

b) They confused the Chinese company which was supposed to build a smart city in there with changing the plan some fifteen times.

c) Roads are narrower than Baridhara so eight story condo complexes on both sides of the roads will look like concrete canyons. No concern for property offsets. People will never see sunshine or breath fresh air living in these places. Will look like third rate shantytowns in Hong Kong.

Few civic amenities, parks, children's playgrounds or sports fields for teenagers.

A bunch of Gadhas in other words that got jobs because they knew somebody - the blind leading the blind.

I mean in places like S'pore and Malaysia you have qualified people designing the newer smart cities, who are led by international-level experts.

At Rajuk you have unqualified gadhas with no experience and exposure who have never known what a proper modern city should be designed like, much less a smart city.

I guess live and learn....
You don't know anything about urban planning anyways. Designing a city around cars is dumb and has never worked just look at the US and China to some extent. Streets should be narrow just look at cities in the Netherlands. Density is always good and a million times better than sprawl. "Smart city" is an empty buzzword that means nothing. The city is being designed around walking and not multiton hunks of metal with ACs in them
 

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You don't know anything about urban planning anyways. Designing a city around cars is dumb and has never worked just look at the US and China to some extent. Streets should be narrow just look at cities in the Netherlands. Density is always good and a million times better than sprawl. "Smart city" is an empty buzzword that means nothing. The city is being designed around walking and not multiton hunks of metal with ACs in them
That is an insult and reported as such.

I don't have patience for idiotic posts.

You are ignored.
 

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