Supporting Growth in Bangladesh through New Economic Zones

DHAKA, March 5(NsNewsWire) — Economic Zones are a strategic instrument for attracting domestic and foreign investment, creating jobs and accelerating growth. The World Bank, together with UK-DFID and IFC, is supporting the Government to develop Economic Zones through the Private Sector Development Support Project (PSDSP). The PSDSP also provides support to the Jobs and Competitiveness […]

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China donates 50 ambulances, calamity rescue equipment to Bangladesh‏

DHAKA, March 4 (NsNewsWire) — As a token of friendship of the Chinese people towards Bangladesh, China has donated 50 ambulances and calamity rescue equipment to the country’s Fire Service and Civil Defence. Li Jun, Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh, handed over the ambulances and calamity rescue equipment to the Bangladesh authorities in a ceremony on […]

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Bangladesh wants more water accords with India

Nay Pyi Taw, March 4 (NsNewsWire)– Despite decades-old disputes over sharing of waters between Bangladesh and India, notably from the Teesta river, Dhaka hopes it can finalise a host of treaties with New Delhi. “Modalities need to be found for the sharing of water resources, especially of common waters,” Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told […]

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Haryana unearths cough syrup diversion to Bangladesh

DHAKA, March 3 (NsNewsWire) — In a crackdown against abuse of medicinal intoxicants, Haryana’s Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Sunday said it has unearthed illicit diversion and transportation to Bangladesh of huge quantities of a cough syrup made and sold by a multinational pharmaceutical giant. The FDA found out that over two lakh bottles of […]

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China blames separatists for knife attack; 33 dead

DHAKA, March 3 (NsNewsWire) — More than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in southern China in what state media said Sunday was a terrorist assault by ethnic separatists from the far west. Twenty-nine slash victims and four attackers were killed and 143 people wounded. Police fatally shot four […]

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Falling revenue, rising debt burden, shrinking investment to check GDP expansion

DHAKA, March 1 (NsNewsWire) — The Unnayan Onneshan, an independent multidisciplinary think-tank, in its current issue of the Bangladesh Economic Update reveals that fall in growth in collection of revenue, rising per capita debt burden and shrinking public sector investment may contract expansion of gross domestic product (GDP). The think tank’s observation came in the […]

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From Bangladesh to Bucky: UW revisits licensing and workers’ safety policies

DHAKA, Feb. 28 (NsNewsWire) — After a factory collapse in Bangladesh killed 1,134 workers last year, the University of Wisconsin is in the process of reviewing workers’ safety in factories around the world that produce clothing emblazoned with Bucky and the Motion W. UW has 447 licensees producing university branded clothing around the world, and […]

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Pakistan unveils new security police

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 27 (NsNewsWire) — Pakistan has decided to give priority to dialogues with those militants who want to talk and be tough with those who continue terrorism in a new security policy unveiled in the parliament on Wednesday. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, who unveiled sailant features of the policy in the National […]

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