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BANGLADESH: Energy Sector Report - January 2007

Bangladesh has significant reserves of gas and coal, although coal deposits in particular remain untapped. There is no oil and other than biomass, and a single hydro project, and limited trials of pv panels, renewable energy sources are not used.

Source: British High Commission, Dhaka (Commercial section)

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BANGLADESH: Power Sector Report - January 2007

Electricity is recognised in Bangladesh as a vital ingredient for socio-economic development, and one of the most important pre-requisites for attracting both foreign direct and domestic investment.
However, sustained economic growth (of 5% per annum since the mid-1990s) and the dearth of new power plant projects since 2001 (only 80MW was added to generation capacity in the past 5 years) has widened the gap between supply and demand beyond 1500MW.  A power crisis is ongoing, with major loadshedding events increasingly common.

Source: British High Commission, Dhaka (Commercial section)

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National Capacity Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management - The World Conservation Union - September 2006

The issue of capacity building had become a major priority to the global environment facility (GEF) within the global conventions and the international community as a whole. Bangladesh is a signatory to a number of multilateral environmental agreement (MEAs) including the Rio conventions on boilogical diversity, climate change and desertification. However, the country's capacities at different levels to implement these conventions are limited.

Source: The World Conservation Union - IUCN

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Impact of Arsenic Contamination on Agricultural Sustainability and Food Quality - December 2005

Groundwater from shallow aquifers is extensively used for drinking and irrigation in many countries of the world, especially in Bangladesh. The installation of hundreds of thousands of shallow tube wells (STW) in Bangladesh over the last three decades may very justifiably be considered a "groundwater revolution" because it supplied "safe" drinking water for tens of millions of people and was a large contributor to the tripling of the annual production of rice, the staple food crop.

Source: UK Trade & Investment

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Promoting the Rural Non-Farm Sector in Bangladesh - October 2004 (Volume I)

The rural economy in Bangladesh has made significant strides during the 1990s, with rural income rising by about 2.2 percent and rural poverty declining by about 1 percent per annum. These impressive achievements are the result of both robust growth in the rural non-farm (RNF) sector (4.4 percent per annum) and enhanced performance in the agriculture sector. Despite this progress, more than half o f the rural population still lives in poverty and more than a third in extreme poverty.

Source: The World Bank 

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Promoting the Rural Non-Farm Sector in Bangladesh - October 2004 (Volume II)

During the 1990s, Bangladesh experienced accelerated and broad-based economic growth. Between 1991 and 2000, real GDP in Bangladesh increased by 52 percent, averaging a growth rate o f about 5 percent per year (Table 1.1). Combined with the country's notable success in reducing population growth rate over the past two decades, this economic performance resulted in real per capita GDP rising by 36 percent Over the decade, I Table 1-1: Annual growth pattern in Bangladesh (in %) twice the contemporary gains of low and middle income countries.

Source: The World Bank

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Energy Policy for Bangladesh - June 2004

IN MAY 2004 THE GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH RELEASED A DRAFT NATIONAL Energy Policy (NEP). The NEP refers to "the importance of energy in socioeconomic development" (GOB 2004, 1). We agree. It is hard to exaggerate the importance of adequate supplies of energy for the future prosperity of Bangladesh. The government deserves credit for acknowledging the gravity of problems that exist in the energy sector - and the need for good policy to overcome the identified shortcomings.

Source: International University of Business Agriculture and Technology Dhaka, Bangladesh 

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Renewable Energy Policy of Bangladesh - February 2004

Energy is one of the most important ingredients required to alleviate poverty, realize socio-economic and human development. The energy prospect is generally assessed on the basis of available commercial sources i.e., fossil fuel like gas, coal, oil etc. In Bangladesh efficient utilization of renewable energy resources is yet to assume commercial dimensions and hence a rational policy dissemination on renewable energy usage is essential. The renewable energy covers solar, wind, biomass, small hydro, geo-thermal, tidal, wave etc. in different form.

Source: Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

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Power Sector Review - December 1999

Bangladesh is still at a low level of electrification with only 16% of it population having access to electricity and per capita generation is only 96 KW per annum. Hence, there is a great need and urgency to expand the electrification programs. The government of Bangladesh has attached priority for the development of the power sector.

Source: Board of Investment Bangladesh

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