Will it impact China investment in Bangladesh’s power sector?

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his official statement at the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 21, announced that China would step up support for other developing countries in generating green and low-carbon energy and would not build new coal-fired power projects abroad. Such a statement from […]

For Bangladesh’s climate migrants, pandemic job cuts fuel ‘multiple crises’

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File Photo: Bangladesh is one of the world’s largest exporters of labour, with nearly 700,000 people getting jobs abroad annually prior to the pandemic. The picture was taken at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on October 5, 2018 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh is one of the world’s largest exporters of labour, with nearly […]

Bangladesh’s Durga Puja Offer; Lifts Ban On Export Of Hilsa To Tripura

Bangladesh’s Durga Puja Offer; Lifts Ban On Export Of Hilsa To Tripura

Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura With Durga Puja round the corner Bangladesh government led by its Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lifted the ban on the export of ‘Hilsha’ to Tripura. For nearly a decade Hilsa or Ilish was not allowed to be imported to the Northeastern state from the neighbouring country. On Thursday, a total […]

Bangladesh’s burden of plastic waste

Bangladesh's burden of plastic waste

Plastic is choking Bangladesh’s drains, canals, and rivers. Around 1,700 tonnes of plastic waste is produced in the country every day and only half of it is recycled, according to the Department of Environment. In Dhaka city alone, plastic waste has gone up more than 3.5 times from 178 tonnes per day in 2005 to […]

ADB cuts Bangladesh’s growth forecast to 6.8%

ADB cuts Bangladesh’s growth forecast to 6.8%

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) cut its forecast for Bangladesh’s GDP growth in the current 2021-22 fiscal year to 6.8%, from its previous projection of 7.2%, saying the second wave of Covid infections has disrupted the economic recovery. In the September update of the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) released on Wednesday, the ADB observed that […]

Dickson lauds Bangladesh’s efforts on climate front

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Wednesday recognised Bangladesh’s leadership role in the realm of climate change mitigation and adaptation, and applauded the tremendous achievements of Bangladesh that it will present at COP26. Addressing a webinar, the High Commissioner highlighted four individual aspects of tackling climate change – coal, cash, cars, and […]

Bangladesh’s rice policy paradox – Policy Forum

Bangladesh’s rice policy paradox - Policy Forum

Despite record rice production, healthy public stock, and even the government controversially importing rice, rice prices in Bangladesh remain at their highest point ever, Md Roushon Jamal writes. Recording its highest ever production of Boro (dry season) rice – 20.7 million tonnes – in 2021, Bangladesh’s government expected to rely on rice for food security […]

Global recognition for Bangladesh’s atomic agriculture research institute

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) has been honoured with the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for its outstanding contribution to mutation breeding. Besides, BINA’s Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Plant Breeding Department Shamshunnahar Begum has been honoured “Women in Plant Mutation Breeding Award” for her outstanding contributions to […]

Bangladesh’s SOLbazaar among 15 finalists for Earthshot Prize 

Published: September 18, 2021 17:17:42 SOLbazaar, Bangladesh, the world’s first peer-to-peer energy exchange network, has been named as one of the 15 finalists for the Earthshot Prize 2021. The Earthshot Prize has announced its first ever shortlist of 15 finalists, each with a chance of winning £1.0 million to support their innovative environmental solutions to […]