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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jan 22, 2019

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DHAKA, BANGLADESH (11 December 2013) – Asian DevelopmentBank (ADB), and the Government of Bangladesh today signed a technical assistance grant project agreement for $1.5 million to help Bangladesh trade more quickly, cheaply, and efficiently. The Government ofJapan is providing the grant for the technical assistance project from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) ―a fund established in May 2000 by the Government of Japan to provide grants and technical... »
Bangkok, 7 November 2013: Representatives from more than 50 countries met today in Bangkok to craft a regional roadmap that will set consumption and production in the Asia-Pacific region on a more sustainable path. Representatives of governments, private sector, civil society and academia participated in the First Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP), to develop joint actions to advance sustainable consumption... »
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved 15 development projects Tuesday involving Tk 42.53 billion. Presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the meeting was held at the Planning Commission in Dhaka. Emerging from the meeting, Planning Commission Member Hedayetullah Al Mamun said out of the total cost for the 15 projects, Tk 31.23 billion will come from the government exchequer and the remaining Tk 11.30 billion... »
A new $110 million loan facility from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide much-needed investment in private-sector infrastructure projects in Bangladesh, including in renewable energy. “Low investment in infrastructure is holding back development and economic growth in Bangladesh. Getting more power stations, roads, and water networks built would help those in rural areas in particular and could draw in more foreign direct investment,” said Peter Marro, Principal Financial Sector... »
GCE Group participated in the discussion whether adequate fossil fuel resources will be available to support a near doubling in the size of the global economy to $130 trillion by 2030. Together with policymakers, non-governmental and public officials, academicians, scientists, and private sector leaders, Alexander Moskalenko, President and CEO of GCE Group, discussed this and other critical issues under the theme of “Securing Tomorrow’s Energy Today.”   Hosted by the... »
The Unnayan Onneshan, an independent multidisciplinary think-tank, in its latest issue of Bangladesh Economic Update states that the industrial sector is witnessing decelerating rate of growth, indicating its contracted share in gross domestic product (GDP) and reduction in expansion of GDP in the current year. The growth in manufacturing was 9.34 percent in FY 2012-13 which was lower than those of 9.37 and 9.45 percent of FY 2011-12 and FY... »
DOHA, 9 OCTOBER: The Doha Carbon & Energy Forum’s steering committee (“DCEF”) has officially announced the 2013 DCEF forum will be held in Qatar from the period 11-13th November. DCEF is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, the Minister of Energy & Industry of Qatar, who will deliver the opening address, Mr. Faisal Al-Suwaidi, President... »
The Dhaka- Sundarban long march ended on Saturday giving the government until October 11 to drop the Rampal thermal power plant project or face a ‘strong movement’. On the last day of the five day march, activists held a rally at Digraj in Bagherhat and adopted the ‘Sundarban declaration’. The marchers started their return journey to Dhaka on Saturday night. Speakers at the rally said that fresh protest programmes would... »
The Department of Environment (DoE), with support from GIZ, the German Development Cooperation, organized an intensive training for the officials of DoE on 24th and 25th of September 2013 to finalize standards and guidelines, which will become part of the environmental regulations for industrialsludge. Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards in the Industry (PSES), a joint project of the governments of Bangladesh and Germany, implemented by Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH,... »
At a formal reception held at a local hotel on September 15, Chevron Bangladesh was recognized by the National Board of Revenue (NBR) as the highest corporate tax payer for the consecutive fiscal years of 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. In accordance with the National Tax Card Policy 2010, 20 recipients in individual and company categories were presented with a ‘Tax Card’, providing special amenities and privileges. These include special invitations to... »