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Govt Considering Metro Rail and Dhaka-Chittagong Elevated Expressway

The government is considering construction of an underground rail network in Dhaka city and an elevated expressway on Dhaka-Chittagong highway to ease nagging traffic congestion in two major cities – Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said on Sunday. Feasibility studies of the two potential projects will be conducted as the issues were discussed in the

Indian Foreign Minister to Visit Dhaka on June 26

Indian Foreign Minister Sushama Swaraj will visit Dhaka on June 26, according to sources in the Foreign ministry. During the visit Sushama Swaraj will hand over a letter of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inviting her to visit India. Prior to the last elections, BJP leader Sushama Swaraj was the

SMEs Play Vital Role in Economic Development

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are playing remarkable role in socio-economic and industrial development of the country. SME entrepreneurs have the ability to create huge employment in the country, discussants at a meeting said, adding: “SME entrepreneurs have become successful in backward and forward linkage industries.” Terming SMEs as the driving force of the nation’s

Bangladesh Seeks Access of Bangladeshi Products to Chinese Market

Prime Minister of Bangladesh sought Chinese government’s’ cooperation in having easy access of Bangladeshi products to its market aimed at reducing the huge trade gap between the two countries. The Prime Minister sought the Chinese cooperation when she held a meeting with deputy Prime Minister of China Wang Yang at the Kunming International Conference Centre

Rich Nations Should keep Climate Promise: PM

Developed nations should keep their promises to control the adverse affects of climate change, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Bangladesh has no hand in global warming or climate shift. But it is us who suffered dangerously because of this,” she said. The prime minister was addressing the event to inaugurate an environment campaign at Bangabandhu

Bangladesh Rice Research Institution to Release 3 New Types of Rice

Bangladesh Rice Research Institution (BRRI) will release three new types of rice within 2015. Every kinds of experimental test have already been finished. There are two types for Boro season and rest for Aman season’s cultivation. Besides, field experiments of another five types of new hybrid qualities rice have already been finished. The experiment passed

Mobile Operators Want Spectrum Neutrality

Bangladesh’s mobile operators are calling on regulator Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to introduce a technology-neutral approach to spectrum licenses, to allow them to save on spectrum costs. The operators want to be able to use their 900-MHz and 1800-MHz spectrum holdings to offer data services. Currently licenses limit the use of these bands to

BPDB Sign Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) With Indian Company Lanco

Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will sign power purchase agreement (PPA) with Indian company Lanco Infratech Ltd in June to set up a 367MW combined-cycle IPP mode power project in Sirajganj. It will also sign Land Lease Agreement (LLA) and Implementation Agreement (IA) with the Indian company on the same day, an official said. The

Bangladesh Urges Nordic Entrepreneurs To Invest More

Industries Minister of Bangladesh said the present government has formulated a liberal investment policy to attract foreign entrepreneurs here. He urged the entrepreneurs of Nordic countries to invest more in Bangladesh for exploring the investment-friendly atmosphere here. The minister was addressing a matchmaking event between local and Nordic entrepreneurs at a hotel in Dhaka. During

Bangladesh Want Japan for its Development: PM

Urging Japanese friends to keep on nurturing the wonderful relationship between the two countries, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said Bangladesh needs Japan by its side to have support in many fields like infrastructural and human resources development, and power generation. “Our government adheres to the ideology of our freedom struggle and intends to