Dhaka Electric Supply Company (Desco) is going smart with the pre-paid meters for its consumers, the chief of the company said.
PM opens newly ‘Dak Bhaban’ for Directorate of Posts
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday launched the newly constructed headquarters of the Directorate of Posts, Dak Bhaban, in the city’s Agargaon area.
Measures taken to enhance implementation rate of ADP
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…
Ambitious ADP worth Tk 2.13trn on cards
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…
ILO kicks off Green Week to jump-start a sustainable future
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.
Bangladesh offers support to Afghanistan for development
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday offered help to Afghanistan in their efforts for development, stressing that peace is a must for progress.
Bangladesh can’t have a fixed delta plan 2100: Ainun Nishat
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.
Seize the moment to recover, rebuild better: UN deputy chief
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
Why Water & Sanitation Systems are Vital for the Economy
This World Water Day, we celebrate the value of water, which at first might be a given: after all, water is the basis of all life. Without water we have no health, wealth, equality, or education.
Bangladesh’s dev vision: PM Hasina opens BIDF activities
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.…
The Ethics of AI to Ensure Food Security and Development
Call of Rome, which seeks to actively incorporate ethics in artificial intelligence based on a transparent, inclusive, socially advantageous and responsible process.
Green Growth Falls Short sans Addressing Gender Inequality
if gender differences are not incorporated into climate change plans, women will be unable to access the co-benefits that arise from concerted climate action.
Bangladesh indomitable: FM
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.
‘Skilled citizens to sustain recognition as developing country’
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.
Vietnam, Bangladesh share same development vision: Ambassador Viet Chien
Dhaka, Feb 5 (UNB) : The bilateral relationship between Vietnam and Bangladesh is excellent and both countries are looking at the same future of mutual cooperation and development, says Ambassador Pham Viet Chien. “I see a huge potential of cooperation…
Bangladesh moves 2 notches up in Human Dev Index
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.
Salahuddin wants to work with everyone for football’s development
DHAKA – Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin, who was reelected as the president of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for the fourth successive terms, said he wants to work with everyone for the development of country’s football. After declaring the final results of…
No More Excuses – Time for Global Economic Solutions
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…
SDGs Not Just About Collecting Data, but What You Do With it
By Tim Mohin AMSTERDAM, Sep 21 2020 (IPS) – The unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 have reminded us that we are an interconnected global community. While this crisis rightly has dominated our attention, we must not lose sight of progress…
Pandemic Threatens Human Capital Gains of Past Decade: WB
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…
Leveraging youth for SDGs, UN announces 17 Young Leaders
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.
UK delivers £500m in projects for Commonwealth citizens
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…
IAEA lauds Bangladesh’s sustained progress
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has sought strong political support from Bangladesh in its endeavours to implement its mandates.
Tk 32.80 bn being spent to protect Bangladesh coastal areas
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.
Padma Bridge project gets time extension up to 2022
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.
Taka 14.54 bn project to improve power supply
Dhaka, Aug 25 – The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday cleared five development projects, including a Tk 1454-crore one to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply to clients under the DPDC areas in Dhaka and Narayanganj cities.
Contribution of Bangabandhu, his family for development of sports undeniable: Russell
DHAKA – State Minister for Youth and Sports Mohammad Zahid Ahsan Russell MP today said the contribution of Bangabandhu and his family to the development of sports in pre independence and after the independence of Bangladesh is undeniable. He was…
Highway through haor, a feat unwelcome for wetland ecosystem
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…
Stimulating Brazil’s Bioeconomy
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…
ADB nods $50m loan for Bangladesh
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $50 million loan to fund public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects in Bangladesh.