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বস্তিবাসী ও বঞ্চিত শিশুদের জন‍্য বিদ‍্যাসামগ্রী প্রদান প্রকল্পে বাংলাদেশ রোটারী ক্লাবের সহযোগীতায় আমরা বিদ‍্যালয়ের পোশাক প্রদান করছি। প্রাথমিক ৭৫০ জন ছাত্রছাত্রীর পোশাক প্রদান করা শুরু করেছি। তাদের সব ধরনের বিদ‍্যাসামগ্রী প্রয়োজন আছে। তাই যেকোন ধরনের সাহায‍্যের জন‍্য এই শিশুগণ কৃতজ্ঞ থাকবে চিরকাল। আপনাদের দান অনুদানের হিসাব চাহিবামাত্র প্রদান করা হবে। আমরা সকলে স্বেচ্ছাসেবক হিসেবে প্রকল্পটি […]

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Sustainability Compact – Achievements and Challenges

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In response to the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in April 2013, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the European Union (EU) and the United States (joined later) engaged in a joint initiative known as “Compact for Continuous Improvements in Labour Rights and Factory Safety in the Ready-Made Garment and […]

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Bangladesh Sustainability Compact Achievements

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Sustainability Compact achievements may be categorised in Technical and Legislative achievements. Technical Achievements: Out of more than 7,000 factories, as of March 2017 approximately 1,580 factories have been inspected and 55 terminated by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh for reasons of workplace safety. The Government of Bangladesh, in collaboration with the ILO […]

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Bangladesh Sustainability Compact – Tasks Ahead

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The visiting delegation of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the last week of March, led by Socialists and Democrats Co-rapporteur Mr. Arne Lietz, called on Bangladesh to address four issues: full alignment of the EPZ draft law Bangladesh Labour Act with the UN core Labour Convention modalities for establishing trade unions and the […]

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Bangladesh Project goes on violating JICA agreement terms

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has expressed dissatisfaction over the central bank’s alleged violation of agreement on projects being financed by the Japanese lender. Officials said Bangladesh Bank (BB) has allegedly changed the implementation authority and directors of two projects without having consultation with the lender in accordance with the provisions of the agreement. […]

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FDI into Bangladesh declines as methodology revised to IMF standards

Net inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Bangladesh appears much lower than it was estimated earlier as the central bank revised the data matching an updated matrix of the IMF. The FDI netting in the last fiscal year, 2015-16 (FY16), was estimated at US$2 billion, which has been now revised downwards at $1.29 billion after the Bangladesh […]

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Local value addition of RMG reaches ‘optimal’ level

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Local value addition of the Bangladesh’s readymade garments (RMG) industry has reached its ‘optimal level’, according to the latest statistics published by the Central Bank of the country Bangladesh Bank. It’s quarterly review on RMG sector shows that local value addition of the industry was 73.12 per cent in fiscal year (FY) 2008-09, which rose to […]

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Japan withdraws US$25m aid from BTCL project for attempted corruption

A Bangladesh government probe committee found five top officials of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL) guilty of attempted corruption, inefficiency and failure to establish a nationwide telecom backbone network in the last ten years. Meanwhile, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) withdraws the US$25 million aid package that it had sanctioned for the project. The telecom division presented […]

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Japan’s US$1.20b development aid package to Bangladesh facing delay

Japan’s nearly US$1.2 billion soft loan for five development projects is facing delay despite Bangladesh government’s efforts for confirming the assistance, officials said Wednesday. The loans are arranged under the Tokyo-assured 36th development aid package. Gloomy business and political environment as well as increased dependence on a certain bilateral donor country are cited as major reasons […]

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Japan wins over China beyond South China Sea – for now

Two major powers in Asia, Japan and China have been all but bosom friends for centuries and now more so. Their rivalry range from fishing into each other waters to space research on one hand and dominance from the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean and may be beyond. In one of the recent business competitions […]

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Korean Export Processing Zone at serious risk

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Instead of handing over the Korean Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) to the investor, the government of Bangladesh plans to take back […]

Dhaka needs to remove its rocky anti-FDI atmosphere

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Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. Lee Yun-young has said Bangladesh should come out from protectionism and open up its market […]

‘Welfare Associations’ to negotiate for rights at Bangladesh EPZ

The Government of Bangladesh today approved, in principle, draft of a labour law for Export Processing Zones (EPZ) with the provision […]

Return of GSP seems far off – a lot more must be done

Bangladesh’s progress in implementation of the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity (the Action Plan) which provides a […]

Bangladesh halts shutdown of “unsafe” factories

The Bangladeshi government is refusing to shut down garment factories declared unsafe, following a row with independent inspectors over the […]

Yawning gap between pledges and delivery to Rana Plaza victims

Many Rana Plaza victims are yet to receive the promised compensation from the government and retailers, nine months after the […]