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nec-okays5 DHAKA, May 20, 2014 (BSS) – The National Economic Council (NEC) today approved the Annual Development Programme (ADP) of Taka 86,000 crore for the financial year 2014-15 with the incorporation of the own financing projects of corporations and autonomous bodies of Taka 5,685 crore that has raised the total ADP size. The actual ADP size, however, stood at Taka 80,315 crore if the own financing of the corporations and autonomous... »
chevronsoff Nadampur High School in Nobiganj wore the same obscure look as any school in rural Bangladesh in 2005. Located in a poorly connected remote area of Habiganj district, the school had a high dropout rate and ignorable student performance at the secondary school certificate exam. The school with around 125 students was another example of the passion of villagers who felt the need for a school in their neighbourhood and... »
jicakhali State minister for power and energy Nasrul Hamid on Wednesday requested Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to design a master plan in six months for urbanisation in Moheshkhali Island to accommodate the future economic activities there in a meeting, said a power divisions officials. The government is expecting huge economic activities in Moheshkhali Island as it planned to set up imported coal-fired power plants with 9,000MW capacity and other related... »
chevro-day Chevron Bangladesh kicked off its blood donation drives for 2014 on June 10th Donor Day. On Day 1, employees of the Bibiyana gas field donated 349 bags, followed by Dhaka office staff the next day, who collectively contributed 120 bags of blood. With 469 bags already collected, and drives scheduled later this month for employees from the Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar gas plants and Muchai Compression Project, this year’s response... »
adb-presidenth Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao had meetings with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Finance Minister Abul Maal A. Muhith, and discussed the continuation of the four-decade partnership between Bangladesh and ADB. President Nakao praised Bangladesh for its strong economic growth in recent years, and achievements in poverty reduction and other areas of social development. He urged more efforts to boost infrastructure, skills, and the business climate as it... »
budget-2014s The Unnayan Onneshan (UO), an independent multidisciplinary think-tank, in its rapid assessment of the proposed national budget of the FY 2014-15 states that government’s fiscal measures may fall short to accelerate the economy to achieve the targeted growth of 7.3 percent in gross domestic product (GDP), an increase by 1.18 percentage points from the provision estimate of the current year. “The budget speech frustratingly hardly mentions, let alone investigates into... »
tk-11540-40cr-proposed DHAKA, June 5, 2014: Proposing to allocate Tk 11540.40 crore for power, energy and mineral resources ministry, finance minister AMA Muhith told the House that electricity will reach every household within the next five years with the implementation of medium and long term plans. Of the Tk 11540.40 crore, the finance minister proposed to allocate Tk 9284.17 crore for power division and Tk 2256.23 crore for energy and mineral resources... »
muhith-arget DHAKA, June 5, 2014 (BSS) – Rolling out a Tk. 2 lakh 50 thousand 506 crore national budget for fiscal year 2014-15 at the Jatiya Sangsad, finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith today outlined programmes for boosting confidence of businesses aiming at luring investments for 7.3 percent economic growth. In his 160-page budget speech, the bureaucrat turned politician also gave investors a ‘signal’ that the government of Prime Minister Sheikh... »
kobe-interes Dhaka, 28 May 2014: The Governor of Kobe (Hyogo Prefecture) stated that entrepreneurs in Kobe was deeply interested to invest in large infrastructure projects in Bangladesh such as water treatment plant, power plant, construction/management of deep sea port, health care and modernization of hospitals in Bangladesh, and training of doctors and nurses etc. He expressed interest about such projects in Bangladesh while meeting with the State Minister for Foreign Affairs... »
bangladeshaid TOKYO, May 26, 2014 (BSS)- Japan has expressed its commitment to providing up to 600 billion yen of assistance to Bangladesh from this year by fully taking into account the proper and smooth implementation of projects. This was disclosed at a joint press conference here this afternoon after the summit-level official talks between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at the Prime Minister’s Office. At the... »