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Dhaka, September 15: At present, the per capita foreign debt of the citizens of Bangladesh is Tk 24,890 rupees. The information was given by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in response to a question from Chittagong-4 constituency ruling party MP Didarul Alam on Wednesday (September 15). Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury presided over the question and answer session.
Dhaka, September 11: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the implementation rate of the development program has slowed down for the first time in the current financial year (2021-2022). In the first two months of the 2021-22 fiscal year (July-August), the progress rate of the Annual Development Program (ADP) is only 3.52 percent.
Dhaka, September 8: The government has taken initiative to develop the youth and women and backward classes as employment-friendly and demand-based workforce. To this end, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved a project at a cost of Tk 4,300 crore.
Dhaka, September 3: At least 80 world-renowned brands have agreed to a new contract to protect thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh. Several companies have already signed the agreement, while the rest are expected to sign in the next few days and months, according to a report by British daily The Guardian on Wednesday (September 1).
Dhaka, August 28: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 1.78 billion Multitrans Financing Facility (MFF) for the construction of the Dhaka-Sylhet Trade Corridor. The bank is providing the loan to Bangladesh for speeding up the construction of the corridor, road-highway safety and improving regional trade.
Dhaka, August 25: Russia has expressed interest in investing in various fruit processing and food preservation in Bangladesh. Russia's Ambassador to Bangladesh Aleksandr Mantytsky stated the same during a courtesy call on Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder at the Secretariat on Tuesday (August 24), according to a press release from the Ministry of Food.
Dhaka, August 23: Around 52.5 metric tons of explosives have arrived in the country from India through the Benapole port. On Sunday (August 22) afternoon, six Indian trucks carrying explosives entered the Benapole port through the Indian port of Petrapole.
Dhaka, August 18: Russia wants to import mangoes from Bangladesh. Aleksandr Mantytsky, Russia's ambassador to Bangladesh, expressed interest during a meeting with Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzak at the Secretariat on Wednesday (August 18), the lawmaker told reporters.
Dhaka, August 16: BGMEA, an organization of garment manufacturers and exporters, has sought the facility of import and partial shipment of raw materials in the textile and garment sector through all land ports including Benapole. BGMEA president Farooq Hasan made the demand in an application along with Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Saturday. The petition calls for land port storage, warehousing capacity and increase in manpower to overcome the crisis in Corona.
Dhaka, August 12: The central bank has rejected a request by the managing directors (MDs) of scheduled banks to reduce the minimum interest rates on deposits. Bangladesh Bank announced the decision at a bankers 'meeting with the banks' MDs on Wednesday (August 11). The meeting was held six and a half months later due to the Corona pandemic.
Dhaka, August 12: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has expressed hope that remittances will remain unchanged. The finance minister told reporters at an online briefing after the 22nd meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs and the 27th Public Procurement on Wednesday (August 11). The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Finance Minister.
Dhaka, August 10: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved 10 projects, including the expansion of Teletalk's network at the village level and modernization of the network to provide 5G services. The total cost for the implementation of the projects has been estimated at Tk 7,985.51 crore. Of this, Tk 6,660.29 crore will be available from government funds, the company's own financing will be Tk 139.09 crore and Tk 1,088.13 crore will come as foreign loans.
Dhaka: To curb the spread of Covid-19, the government has extended the ban till August 10.
Dhaka, August 6: The rising prices of rice had consumers worried and now to execerbate the matter, chillies have become costly. On Friday (August 6) chillies sold for Tk 200 per kilogram at markets in Dhaka.
Dhaka, August 4: Two more inland container depots (ICDs) are being set up in Chittagong. Anchorage Containers Depot is being constructed approximately 10 km from the port and Bay Link Container is being constructed in Barabkunda Union area of Sitakunda, which is approximately 35 km away from the port.