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Foreign aid flow falling when forex much coveted

Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Foreign-aid inflow has been on a slide as Bangladesh received 10-percent lower assistance in the first half (H1) of the current fiscal year, officials said, when it is needed to rech... Read More


Bangladesh to strike $4.0b deal with Korea

Dhaka, Jan. 28 -- South Korea is poised to emerge as a major aid destination for Bangladesh as Dhaka may sign a US$4.0-billion five-year cooperation framework with Seoul within months, amid global fin... Read More


H1 ADP execution lowest in six years

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Implementation of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) in the first half (H1) of the current fiscal year (FY) stood at 23.53 per cent, the lowest in the last six years, officials s... Read More


Bangladesh-World Bank devevelopment partnership celebration Sunday

Dhaka, Jan. 21 -- The government may request more assistance during World Bank Managing Director Axel van Trotsenburg's tour as he arrives today to join golden-jubilee celebration of development coope... Read More


Karnaphuli tunnel opening likely to be delayed

Dhaka, Jan. 17 -- Opening the Karnaphuli tunnel is likely to be delayed further, as the government is going to revise the project today (Tuesday) for the second time - extending its completion deadlin... Read More


Govt searches foreign funds for financing budget deficit

Dhaka, Jan. 14 -- Government officials gear up for getting released foreign aid already committed by "development partners" for bankrolling different projects, but held back, as confirmation of budget... Read More


MRT journey costlier than peers in Asia

Dhaka, Jan. 7 -- The MRT (mass rapid transit) in Bangladesh has made the journey costlier as it charges higher fare than its peers in many Asian countries, insiders said on Friday. The Dhaka Mass Rap... Read More


Plastics export rises, industry eyes huge world market

Dhaka, Jan. 5 -- Bangladeshi plastic products attain global attention with an export boom even during this global economic crisis, analysts say, and the industry has huge overseas market left to explo... Read More


Foreign aid flow still lower

Dhaka, Dec. 29 -- Foreign aid inflow still maintains a lower trend as it fell by 21 per cent in five months until November than the same period last year, officials said on Wednesday. The government'... Read More


Massive $2.47b education recuperation recipe ahead

Dhaka, Dec. 27 -- A massive US$2.47-billion programme with World Bank assistance is in the offing for recovery of education upset by the global Covid-19 pandemic, according to officials. The WB is li... Read More