Resurgent Dialogue: Private Investment IN Uncertain Times- COVID Impact and Policy Implications for Bangladesh

Bangladesh needs to quickly design and roll out  policy actions and reforms on long-standing issues holding back private investment in order to effectively address the unfolding impact of COVID-led economic shocks. Identification of new opportunities that COVID presents, aligning critical reforms with country’s formal development strategies, actively exploring new investment sources such as from those […]

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Harvard scorecard finds Bangladesh upazilas struggling in disaster preparedness & recovery

Massachusetts, USA—A resilience scorecard developed by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and Concern Worldwide in 2019 found that most households in Sharonkhola and Mongla upazilas in Bagerhat District, Bangladesh were inadequately prepared for and would have difficulty recovering from the impacts of disasters. Among the 462 heads of households who were surveyed in the two disaster prone upazilas or sub-districts, most […]

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Bangladesh telecommunication operators lose over 4.5 mln users as COVID-19 bites

DHAKA, July 9 (Xinhua) — Mobile phone subscribers in Bangladesh declined to nearly 161.506 million at the end of May, down over 4.5 million from February, a report said on Thursday.   Statistics of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) showed that the number of subscribers of the mobile operators — Grameenphone, Robi Axiata, Banglalink and […]

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Pakistan welcomes signing of the U.S.-Taliban Peace Agreement

The following is the full and unedited text of a statement received here Sunday from Pakistan High Commission : “In a major development, the U.S. and Taliban signed Peace Agreement in Doha today.Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was present at this occasion, on the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar. In […]

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Bangladesh Needs $7.8 Billion in Additional Investment for Safer Roads

Bangladesh needs to invest an estimated extra $7.8 billion over the next decade to halve its road crash fatalities, says a new World Bank report.  The report, Delivering Road Safety in Bangladesh, released yesterday in conjunction with the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm, points to thehigh death rate on Bangladesh’s roads caused by chronic lack of investment in systemic, targeted, and sustained road safety programs and identifies relevant investment […]

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Grameenphone obeys apex court order, decides to deposit 10 bln taka to BTRC

DHAKA, Feb. 22 (NsNewsWire) — The following is the full and unedited text of a statement received here Saturday from Grameenphone on the apex court verdict directing the cell phone operator to deposit 10 billion taka to the country’s telecom regulator within Monday: “Grameenphone has decided to deposit BDT 1000 crore on 23 February to […]

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ADB Partners with Bangladesh to Support Health Care Public–Private Partnerships

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly promote public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the country’s health care sector. The tripartite MOU was signed at a ceremony in Dhaka by the Director General of Health Services Dr. Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad; Director General of Bangladesh […]

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Conference in facilitating China-Bangladesh investment, trade held in Dhaka

A day long “China-Bangladesh Investment Promotion and Project Matching Conference” has been held in Bangladesh capital Dhaka, reports Xinhua. China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronics Products (CCCME) , Chinese Enterprises Association in Bangladesh(CEAB) organized the event Monday which was hosted by the Department of Outward Investment and Economic Cooperation […]

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