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Poor progress in French projects

Bangladesh, March 18 -- A portfolio meeting on the projects funded by French development partner has found unsatisfactory progress in road and water sector work. The tenure of some projects of the Ag... Read More


BR fails to utilise 38pc funds this FY

Bangladesh, March 15 -- The state-owned Bangladesh Railway (BR) is unable to spend 38 per cent of the funds allocated for nine donor-aided projects this fiscal year (FY) due to a poor pace of implemen... Read More


Double-decker train likely in cities

Bangladesh, March 13 -- The rail authorities are contemplating double-decker commuter train service between short-distance towns, aiming to carry double the existing passengers. Under the move, the B... Read More


BD top choice of Japanese firms: JETRO

Bangladesh, March 12 -- Bangladesh remains in the highest position in business expansion plans by Japanese companies in next one or two years, according to a survey. The country gets the top position... Read More


1100 BRTC buses, trucks ready to roll tomorrow

Bangladesh, March 10 -- The Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) has added 600 more Indian air-conditioned (AC), non-AC and double-decker buses and 500 trucks to its fleet. The state transpor... Read More


The nightmare for women in city

Bangladesh, March 8 -- Prapti, Priya and Prokity were standing beside a busy road in the city to catch a bus. After classes, they were going back home like every other days from their college on the M... Read More


Top rail jobs still charmless for women

Bangladesh, March 8 -- The Bangladesh Railway (BR) is still to stand out as an attractive place for women as only 2.0 per cent females are working at official ranks. The latest data shows 26 female o... Read More


ECNEC okays DSCC's $106m-cost project

Bangladesh, March 7 -- The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) will launch a project soon to improve neighbourhoods in some parts of the capital, including Old Dhaka, which has been gripped with vario... Read More


No smooth sailing yet as design hurdle remains

Bangladesh, March 4 -- After overcoming the Padma main bridge imbroglio, it is still no smooth sailing for those doing the design of the rail links with the country's longest infrastructure over a riv... Read More


$3.06b Gabtoli-Borpa metro rail likely

Bangladesh, Feb. 28 -- Another 16-kilometre metro rail corridor from Gabtoli to Borpa of Narayanganj has been proposed at an estimated cost of $3.06 billion. The Mass Rapid Transit Line-05 South (MRT... Read More