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Rampal Thermal Power Plant’s coal has arrived.

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The Rampal Power Plant is quickly entering production after overcoming the coal crisis. On Wednesday, February 8th, a ship named MV SPINEL, which is flagged in Panama, arrived at the Mongla port with 33,000 metric tons of coal. The coal will be transported to the power plant via smaller lighterage ships.It was reported that one of the two units at the Rampal Power Plant was shut down on January 14th, just 27 days after it had started production. The shutdown was due to the inability to import coal for the thermal power plant as a result of the dollar crisis.

Saeed Ekram Ullah, the Managing Director of the Bangladesh-India Power Company Limited, stated that the import of coal from Indonesia was disrupted due to difficulties in obtaining dollars. This resulted in a sudden cessation of production. However, the issue has now been resolved and a ship carrying coal has arrived at the Mongla port. The company hopes to resume production soon.

According to Riazul Haque, the manager of the Khulna branch of the local shipping agent, M/S Togi Shipping, the MV SPinell set off for Bangladesh on January 27th, loaded with 33,000 metric tons of coal from Indonesia. The ship arrived at the fairway of the Mongla port at around 8:00 PM on Wednesday. Starting from 10:00 PM on the same day, the coal was transferred from the ship to smaller lighterage vessels.

Additionally, he mentioned that an additional 55,000 metric tons of coal for the Rampal Thermal Power Plant is anticipated to arrive on February 16th.