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Daily deaths, infection increase as 60 succumb to coronavirus and country registers nearly 4,000 new cases within 24 hours

Tiger population, size of Sunderbans increasing: PM Hasina

Record production of boro rice in the country

Embezzlement of assets worth Tk 20 crore; Case against 43 people including Hefazat leader Mamunul

BGB arrest three people for entering Bangladesh illegally

Bangladesh's GDP growth could be 5.1%, says World Bank

Dhaka, June 9: The World Bank has hinted that Bangladesh's gross domestic product (GDP) growth will reach a maximum of 5.1 percent in the coming fiscal year. This was predicted in the June issue of the top biennial report on the global economic situation of the leading financial institutions in the global financial sector.

World Bank to give Tk 5,100 crore loan to Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 22: The World Bank has approved a loan of Tk 5,100 crore (USD 600 million) under two projects to build capacity to cope with the coronavirus situation and develop the country's backward communities. The loan was approved at the World Bank headquarters on Thursday (May 20). This information was given by the Dhaka office of the World Bank on Friday (May 21).

Bangladesh showing signs of improvement, says World Bank

Dhaka, April 22: The second wave of coronavirus epidemic is showing signs of economic recovery in Bangladesh. The World Bank sees the potential for improvement through export growth, strong remittance inflows and ongoing immunization programs in the country. The donor agency said this in a report titled 'Bangladesh Development Update - Moving Forward: Connectivity and Logistics to Strengthen Competitiveness' published last Tuesday.

Early signs of recovery in Bangladesh's economy: World Bank

Dhaka, April 13: According to a new report by the World Bank, the return of exports, strong domestic remittance inflows and ongoing vaccination programs are showing new signs of recovery in Bangladesh's economy.

Seamless transport connectivity can create significant economic gains for Bangladesh and India: World Bank

Dhaka,March 11: Seamless transport connectivity between India and Bangladesh has the potential to increase national income by as much as 17 percent in Bangladesh and 8 percent in India, says a new World Bank report.

World Bank to provide a loan of Tk 1,020 crore for irrigation development

Dhaka, March 10: The World Bank will provide a loan of about Tk 1,020 crore (USD 120 million) to Bangladesh to ensure climate-tolerant food security and increase agricultural and fish production through irrigation. The loan was approved by the World Bank's headquarters on Tuesday (March 9), the Dhaka office of the international financial institution said on Wednesday (March 10). Bangladesh will have to repay this loan in 35 years with five years grace. 

Bangladesh signs Tk 850 crore grant deal with World Bank for betterment of Rohingyas

Dhaka, November 20: The World Bank is providing a grant of USD 100 million (Tk 850 crore) for the construction of energy, water, sewerage services and climate resilient infrastructure for the Rohingya and local communities in the Cox's Bazar refugee camp.

World Bank forecast 'inconsistent': FM Mustafa Kamal

Dhaka, October 10: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said that the World Bank's forecast for the growth rate of gross domestic product (GDP) is 'inconsistent' with the current state of the economy.

World Bank to provide Bangladesh with loans to spend on Rohingya project

Dhaka, October 7: More than one million Rohingya have taken refuge in refugee camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, after being tortured to death by Myanmar. As a result, they have risked the existing infrastructure. Also, inadequate social services, the lack of potable water, sanitation and communication, natural disasters and fires have added to their perils.

Food security: Bangladesh receives $202 mn from World Bank

To bolster its food security plan, Bangladesh has received USD 202 million from the World Bank.

World Bank giving money to Bangladesh to create jobs

ঢাকা, জুন ২২ : বিনিয়োগ, ব্যবসার পরিবেশের আধুনিকায়ন, কর্মীদের সুরক্ষা ও সক্ষমতা জোরদার করা এবং পিছিয়ে পড়া জনগোষ্ঠীর জন্য কাজের সুযোগ সৃষ্টির লক্ষ্যে বাংলাদেশকে আরও ২৫০ মিলিয়ন ডলার (২ হাজার ১২২ কোটি ৬৮ লাখ ৯৭ হাজার ৫০০ টাকা ঋণ দিচ্ছে বিশ্বব্যাংক।

Globally Bangladesh is a model for poverty reduction: World Bank

Dhaka: The World Bank reiterated its commitment to help Bangladesh sustain high economic growth, as the World Bank Vice President for South Asia, Hartwig Schafer concluded a three-day visit to the country.

Bangladesh: $100 million World Bank financing for safe water and sanitation in municipalities

Dhaka: The government of Bangladesh on Wednesday signed a $100 million financing agreement with the World Bank to ensure improved water supply, sanitation, and drainage system in selected 30 municipalities, benefiting about 600,000 people.

World Bank asks Bangladesh to write amount needed by handing over blank cheque

নিজস্ব প্রতিনিধি, ঢাকা, সেপ্টেম্বর ৬ : একসময় পদ্মা সেতুতে অর্থায়ন থেকে সরে দাঁড়ালেও বর্তমানে তাদের আচরণে আমূল পরিবর্তন এনেছে বিশ্বব্যাংক। এ বিষয়ে অর্থমন্ত্রী আ হ ম মুস্তফা কামাল বলেন, বাংলাদেশকে ‘ব্লাঙ্ক চেক’ দিয়েছে বিশ্বব্যাংক।

World Bank Chief Executive Officer arrives in Bangladesh tomorrow

Dhaka, July 10: The World Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva arrives in Dhaka tomorrow on her first visit to Bangladesh.