Daily Archives: December 4, 2014

INTERNET TECHNOLOGY RAISES EDUCATIONAL HOPES FOR RURAL CHILDREN IN BANGLADESH

INTERNET TECHNOLOGY RAISES EDUCATIONAL HOPES FOR RURAL CHILDREN IN BANGLADESH A charming, yet revolutionary television commercial has been garnering a great deal of attention on and off the airwaves and changing the way people in Bangladesh think about education, particularly … Continue reading

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WHY ASIA IS ON THE BRINK OF A GOLDEN ERA

WHY ASIA IS ON THE BRINK OF A GOLDEN ERA  Kishore Mahbubani There is a remarkably wide and deep consensus among regional leaders that they should focus on modernisation and pragmatic development Asia will experience a new golden era of … Continue reading

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ECHOES FROM BANGLADESH

ECHOES FROM BANGLADESH SALIL TRIPATHY Disproportionate force on the border does not inspire trust, nor does it make Bangladesh grateful towards India They know they’re a nation because they’ve drawn their borders with blood”—Amitav Ghosh in The Shadow Lines (1988). … Continue reading

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$24 BILLION WILL BE INVESTED IN BANGLADESH’S POWER SECTOR, SAYS PM’S ENERGY ADVISOR

$24 BILLION WILL BE INVESTED IN BANGLADESH’S POWER SECTOR, SAYS PM’S ENERGY ADVISOR Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com About $24 billion investment in Bangladesh’s power sector is in the pipeline, the prime minister’s energy affairs advisor Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said. At a … Continue reading

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$50B BY 50TH BIRTHDAY: IS IT POSSIBLE?

$50 BILLION BY 50TH BIRTHDAY: IS IT POSSIBLE? Syed Ferhat Anwar The global apparel industry was shaken by a shockwave created in Bangladesh on April 24, 2013. Eight storied commercial building Rana Plaza collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people who … Continue reading

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US PRAISES PROGRESS IN BANGLADESH’S CLOTHING INDUSTRY REVAMP

US PRAISES PROGRESS IN BANGLADESH’S CLOTHING INDUSTRY REVAMP Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com President Barack Obama’s point person for South Asia sees “truly remarkable” progress made in overhauling Bangladesh’s clothing industry and says the Rana Plaza tragedy has resulted in “a real … Continue reading

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U.S.-BANGLADESH TRADE AND INVESTMENT TIES: A PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINED SUCCESS

U.S.-BANGLADESH TRADE AND INVESTMENT TIES: A PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINED SUCCESS Charles H. Rivkin On my recent trip through Asia, I was thrilled to visit Bangladesh, whose economic development has impressed the world.  I underscored the U.S. government’s commitment to growing … Continue reading

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SINGAPORE WILLING TO SET UP 2 POWER PLANTS IN BANGLADESH

SINGAPORE WILLING TO SET UP 2 POWER PLANTS IN BANGLADESH Singapore is willing to join hands with Bangladesh in setting up two power plants — each of having 700 megawatt capacity– through joint venture in Bangladesh. Visiting Senior Minister of … Continue reading

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EXPORT GROWTH TO CONTINUE: TOFAIL

EXPORT GROWTH TO CONTINUE: TOFAIL Staff Correspondent, Chittagong Minister opens international trade fair in Ctg.. Bangladesh’s exports would continue to grow, although the country does not enjoy any duty benefit on export of garment items to the USA, Commerce Minister … Continue reading

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ECONOMIC PROGRESS LAUDED

ECONOMIC PROGRESS LAUDED Star Business Report Economists discuss Bangladesh’s prospects and challenges.. Local and foreign economists joining a major gathering in Dhaka yesterday praised the country’s progress on the development and economic fronts. They also reminded the country of the … Continue reading

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EXPORTS TO JAPAN SET TO CROSS $1B

EXPORTS TO JAPAN SET TO CROSS $1B Star Business Report Exports to Japan will cross $1 billion soon on the back of relaxed rules of origin (RoO) by the Asian nation, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said yesterday. Riding on the … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH GETTING MORE JAPANESE INVESTORS’ NOTICE FOR STRATEGIC LOCATION : ENVOY

BANGLADESH GETTING MORE JAPANESE INVESTORS’ NOTICE FOR STRATEGIC LOCATION : ENVOY FE Report Bangladesh has been getting increased attention of the Japanese investors due to its strategic location and offered services for doing business, said Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Shiro … Continue reading

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ASIAN HIGHWAY AND TRANS-ASIAN RAILWAY

ASIAN HIGHWAY AND TRANS-ASIAN RAILWAY  Dr. M. Rahmatullah – Introduction – The second half of the last century saw the emergence of a number of regional and sub-regional economic cooperative arrangements among countries, across the globe. Maximizing regional security and … Continue reading

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TRANS-ASIAN RAILWAY NETWORK AND BANGLADESH

TRANS-ASIAN RAILWAY NETWORK AND BANGLADESH Barrister Harun ur Rashid The TAR offers immense potential to shorten distances between countries and regions. THE intergovernmental agreement on Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) network came into force on 11 June 2009. The agreement comes into … Continue reading

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MOU INKED WITH CHINESE COMPANY TO SET UP RAIL TRACK

MOU INKED WITH CHINESE COMPANY TO SET UP RAIL TRACK The government on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Chinese company for setting up rail track on the Dohazari-Cox’s Bazar route via Ramu and Ramu-Gundum near Myanmar, … Continue reading

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SINGAPORE WILLING TO SET UP INDEPENDENT CITY NEAR DHAKA

SINGAPORE WILLING TO SET UP INDEPENDENT CITY NEAR DHAKA Thereport24.com Desk, Dhaka: Singapore has expressed its interest to construct an independent city having all modern facilities at Purbachal on the outskirts of the capital. “Our investors are very much interested … Continue reading

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DANISH INVESTORS WILLING TO SET UP GAS-EFFICIENT FERTILISER FACTORIES

DANISH INVESTORS WILLING TO SET UP GAS-EFFICIENT FERTILISER FACTORIES Thereport24.com Desk Haldor Topsoe, a Danish catalysis company and partner of Karnafuli Fertiliser Company (Kafco), on Sunday offered to set up more gas-efficient fertiliser factories in Bangladesh. Haldor Topsoe Chief Executive … Continue reading

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KUDOS FOR BANGLADESH’S PROGRESS

KUDOS FOR BANGLADESH’S PROGRESS Samir Purkasyastha A research carried out for the International Growth Centre, London School of Economics, has extolled Bangladesh’s rapid and spectacular improvement as far a number social and economic development indicators are concerned during the last … Continue reading

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QUADER: ELEVATED EXPRESSWAY TO BE DONE BY 2018

QUADER: ELEVATED EXPRESSWAY TO BE DONE BY 2018  Tribune Online Report Road Transport and Bridge Minister Obaidul Quader today said that construction of the much awaited 46.73 kms elevated expressway would be completed in March, 2018. The work on sub-soil … Continue reading

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