Dhaka Electric Supply Company (Desco) is going smart with the pre-paid meters for its consumers, the chief of the company said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday launched the newly constructed headquarters of the Directorate of Posts, Dak Bhaban, in the city’s Agargaon area.
Countries are on track to miss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to environmental protection, two UN entities warn in a new report issued on Saturday to coincide with the International Day for Biological Diversity.
Dhaka, May 8 : The government is taking a series of measures to enhance the implementation rate of Annual Development Programme (ADP) in an effort to overcome the lack of capability to use project funds and speed up the pace…
Dhaka, Apr 28 : The annual development programme (ADP) for 2021-22 fiscal will prioritise the transport, education, health and agriculture sectors, with a view to off-setting the adverse impacts of the coronavirus crisis that have weighed on the economy since…
The UN’s labour agency launched ILO Green Week to explore what a green future of work could look like, and how we can get there.
an action plan will map out strategies on how the power of D-8 youth will be harnessed in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and D-8 economic endeavours.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday offered help to Afghanistan in their efforts for development, stressing that peace is a must for progress.
Dhaka, Apr 2: Japan on Friday confirmed the largest ever loan package of $ 3,393 million for Bangladesh to bankroll development projects in the country.
Dutch engineers formulated the Delta Plan 2100 and implemented it in their country. The Dutch were so satisfied with their work, they thought they would expand it to other countries.
Dhaka, Mar 26: US President Joseph R. Biden has said Bangladesh is an example of economic progress and a country of great hope and opportunity.
Confronting major setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic, countries in Asia and the Pacific “must now seize the moment” to rebuild and recover better together
Dhaka, Mar 15 (UNB) – Pursuing her government’s big development goals, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday formally inaugurated the activities of Bangladesh Infrastructure Development Fund (BIDF). The BIDF aims to fund the country’s infrastructural development with its own resources.…
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday highlighted Bangladesh’s “indomitable” spirit with success stories in its journey towards higher development trajectory noting that the country becomes successful whatever it chases for the better.
Dhaka, Feb 28: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government is committed to sustaining the recognition as a developing country through expansion of education and building up skilled workforce and worthy citizens.
Dhaka, Jan 11 – The United States-based advocacy group ‘Global Peace Chain’ has appointed young Bangladeshi lawyer Advocate Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed as its Country Director for Bangladesh.
Dhaka, Dec 21 – Bangladesh has moved up two notches in the traditional Human Development Index (HDI) to 133 compared to last year, says a new report on Monday.
By Tove Maria Ryding, Pooja Rangaprasad and Emilia Reyes NEW YORK, Sep 28 2020 (IPS) – On 29 September, the world’s heads of state will come together (virtually) at an extraordinary meeting to discuss financing for development during the 75th…
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capital—the knowledge, skills, and health that…
18 September 2020 – The United Nations, on Friday, recognized 17 young advocates for sustainable development, who are leading efforts to combat some of the world’s most pressing challenges and inspiring the younger generation for a better future for all.
From providing antibiotics to more than nine million people to prevent blinding trachoma to building a Clean Ocean Alliance of 34 countries, more than 40 projects have been delivered during the United Kingdom’s leadership of the Commonwealth, a new report…
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has sought strong political support from Bangladesh in its endeavours to implement its mandates.
The government is constructing 139 polders in the coastal belt to protect the areas from tidal surges and floods, State Minister for Water Resources Zaheed Farooque said Saturday.
Dhaka, Aug 26 – The implementation tenure of Parma Bridge project, a mega project of the country, has been extended up to 2022 as its works suffered a setback due to COVID-19 pandemic and floods.
For a road that opened to the public during a pandemic, the Itna-Mithamoin-Astagram highway has already made a huge impression on people, in more ways than one. For fishes and other aquatic life it’s a barrier that has restricted their…
by Pedro Frizo SÃO PAULO – In the midst of the growing climate crisis, the world can no longer rely solely on old models of economic development. In this context, the concept of a bioeconomy – activities that produce relatively…
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $50 million loan to fund public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects in Bangladesh.
Mymensingh, Aug 10 : Construction of 199 rulal bridges in all 13 upazilas of the district is nearing completion during the 2018-2019 financial year aimed at promoting the road communication system in rural areas.
Karnaphuli Tunnel Project has achieved a “breakthrough” with the completion of the left line despite the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Dhaka, July 24 – US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller on Thursday visited and interacted with families in Kalyanpur slum receiving food assistance through a new US government programme funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).