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Authorities fail to control homebound passengers, allow ferries to operate

More emphasis on transportation, health and education in the new fiscal year

38 die with Covid-19 within 24 hours

Crowded Eid procession equals suicide: Health Minister

Sheikh Hasina prays for India as Covid situation worsens

PM starts giving financial aid via mobile phone service

Dhaka, May 2, 2021: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has launched the second phase of distribution of cash assistance to 3.7 million families severely affected by the second wave of coronavirus epidemic in the country through mobile phone service.

Bangladesh is now a lucrative destination for US investors: PM Hasina

Dhaka, April 7: With sustainable economic growth and a fast-growing market, Bangladesh is now a lucrative destination for US traders and investors. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the remarks in a video message at the opening ceremony of the Bangladesh-US Business Council on Tuesday (April 6).

Bangladesh-Bhutan route will be used to expand trade

Dhaka, March 24: Bangladesh and Bhutan have agreed to operate navigable routes between the two countries to expand trade. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering agreed at a meeting at the Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday (March 24th).

Prime Minister suggests the use of modern technology in insurance

Dhaka, March 1: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has suggested the use of modern technology to pay insurance premiums and assess losses. The Prime Minister was speaking at the inaugural function of 'National Insurance Day-2021' at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the capital on Monday (March 1). She joined the programme via video conference from Ganobhaban.

Sheikh Hasina urges AL members to read 'Goenda Nothite Bangabandhu' book

Dhaka, February 23: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the party leaders and workers to read the books compiled "Bangabandhu in the documents of Pakistani intelligence" to know the various steps and contribution of Bangabandhu in all movements starting from language movement. She made the call while addressing a discussion meeting of the Awami League on the occasion of Martyrs' Day and International Mother Language Day at its central office on Bangabandhu Avenue on Monday.

Malaysia keen to export LNG to Bangladesh

Dhaka, February 8: Malaysia is interested in exporting LNG to Bangladesh. Malaysian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Haznah Mohammad Hashim expressed this interest during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganobhaban on Sunday (February 7).

Dhaka International Trade Fair not to start on March 17

Dhaka, January 20: The 26th Dhaka International Trade Fair will not start on March 17, infact, it may not happen in 2021 as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hasn't approved the application.

Eighth Five Year: Plan to reduce extreme poverty to 7.4 percent

Dhaka, December 29: The National Economic Council (NEC) has given final approval to the Eighth Five-Year Plan (July 2020 to June 2025). The approval was given at an NEC meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at noon on Tuesday (December 29).

Work is underway to send 1000 workers abroad every year from each upazila: PM Hasina

Dhaka, December 18: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government is working on a plan to send an average of 1,000 workers every year from each upazila, in a message on Thursday (December 18) on the occasion of International Migrants Day.

Bangladesh making significant economic recovery from COVID-19: Bhutan PM Tshering 

Dhaka: �Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said Bangladesh is making a significant economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

ECNEC approves 4 projects at a cost of Tk 2115 crore

Dhaka, December 1: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved four projects at a cost of Tk 2,115.20 crore. Of this, government funding is Tk 1,440.87 crore, the company's own funding is Tk 300.83 crore and loans from foreign sources are Tk 363.50 crore. Of the four projects approved, three are revised and one is new.

ECNEC approved 8 projects at a cost of Rs 10,602 crore

Dhaka, November 24, 2020: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved seven projects at a cost of Taka 10,602.23 crore. Of this, the government will provide Tk 6,459.28 crore and foreign loan Tk 4,242.98 crore.

ECNEC increases time, cost of infrastructure development in Barisal-Jhalokati-Pirojpur

Dhaka, November 18: The cost of rural infrastructure development in Barisal, Jhalokati and Pirojpur districts has increased by Tk 305 crore. The time has also increased by one year. The meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) chaired by Chairperson Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday (November 18th) approved the additional cost and time.

ECNEC approves 5 projects worth Tk 7,505 crore

Dhaka, November 17: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved five projects at a cost of Tk 7,505.29 crore. Of this, the government will provide Tk 7,428.71 crore and the company will provide its own funding of Tk 78.68 crore.

PM Hasina says building multipurpose cooperatives in villages will help eradicate poverty

Dhaka, November 7: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon all concerned to build multi-purpose village cooperatives.