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Tk 172b sought for Dhaka-Sylhet highway, Planning Commission recommends cost rationalisation

Dhaka, Nov. 28 -- The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has undertaken Dhaka-Sylhet road development project at a high cost, proposing Tk 821.14 million for widening each kilometre of the highways, ... Read More


Bangladesh may get $500m more WB fund for vaccine procurement

Dhaka, Nov. 24 -- The World Bank (WB) has assured Bangladesh of providing US$500 million worth of funds for procuring coronavirus vaccine to be to inoculated all citizens gradually, officials said on ... Read More


Extravagance with public money!

Dhaka, Nov. 22 -- The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has proposed a staggering Tk 228.52 million for some non-essentials as part of its power supply to Hatiya and three other southern islan... Read More


Dhaka-Sylhet highway to be made four-lane with $2.0b ADB funding

Dhaka, Nov. 19 -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is likely to provide US$ 2.0 billion worth of loan for widening Dhaka-Sylhet highway into four-lane, aimed at making the road suitable for regional c... Read More


Pandemic forces govt to start slashing foreign-aided project allocations

Dhaka, Nov. 17 -- The Economic Relations Division (ERD) has started work on revising the project aid allocations in the development budget amid the impact of COVID pandemic on the project implementati... Read More


Pandemic slows Bangladesh's development spending

Dhaka, Nov. 12 -- The Covid-19 pandemic seriously affected the development project execution by the relevant government agencies during July-October period of the fiscal year (FY) 2020-21, officials s... Read More


Dhaka seeks AIIB support for Covid-19 vaccine

DHAKA, Nov. 8 -- Bangladesh has recently sought financial support from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for procuring coronavirus vaccine soon after it is developed, officials said on S... Read More


WB to fund Bangladesh's western economic corridor project

Dhaka, Nov. 7 -- The World Bank (WB) has agreed to finance the country's western economic corroder with a view to facilitating a smart connectivity there, an official said on Friday. The Washington-b... Read More


WB to fund western road upgrades

Bangladesh, Nov. 7 -- The World Bank (WB) has agreed to finance the country's western economic corroder with a view to facilitating a smart connectivity there, an official said on Friday. The Washing... Read More


Tk 25b additional fund sought for a gridline project

Dhaka, Nov. 3 -- After spending extra funds, the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) has sought the revision of a project, which is intended to install a 400KV high-voltage gridline, officials sai... Read More