China to continue support fight against Covid-19: envoy

Stocks extend record highs

Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Thursday said that his country reassured its support to Bangladesh in the fight against the pandemic till the final and full victory. With Bangladesh endeavouring to become fully developed by its 70th jubilee, and China embarking on a new journey towards its second centennial goal, there are infinite […]

FBCCI president wants Bangladesh-China FTA

FBCCI president wants Bangladesh-China FTA

Md Jashim Uddin Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Md Jashim Uddin on Tuesday said that the government should sign a free trade agreement with China to tackle the post-graduation challenges. He made the remark at the China-Bangladesh Economic and Trade Co-operation Forum 2021 and the inaugural ceremony of the 7th council […]

BTTC seeks commercial production approval for Vannamei shrimps

BTTC seeks commercial production approval for Vannamei shrimps

A Vietnam Investment Review web site photo shows Vannamei shrimp. The Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission has recently made a suggestion that the country should approve commercial production of Vannamei shrimp, a non-native species of shrimp, as it had become difficult to stay competitive on the global market through export of the local variety. The […]

Dietary intake from non-cereal food stressed

Stocks extend record highs

Speakers including officials, nutritionists and food policy analysts on day underscored the need for increasing share of dietary intake for cross-section of people from non-cereal foods. Bangladesh has made considerable progress in cereal food production in recent years, but the production of non-cereal foods including fruits and animal protein still lags behind that posing a […]

Give duty free access to 138 Bangladeshi products, Salman urges KSA

Give duty free access to 138 Bangladeshi products, Salman urges KSA

Salman F Rahman. — BSS photo Prime minister’s private sector industry and investment adviser Salman F Rahman on Sunday called upon Saudi Arabia to give duty free access to some 137 Bangladeshi products to Saudi market. Salman, who is now in Saudi Arabia, made the call at a virtual meeting with Saudi minister of commerce […]

Flood puts thousands of aman growers in peril

Stocks extend record highs

Thousands of farmers, particularly aman paddy growers, have been badly affected by the flooding of northern and central Bangladesh as their paddy fields remained under water for days, in many cases for weeks, causing plants of the country’s second most important paddy to rot. Flood water has largely receded by now revealing vast swaths of […]

Bill tabled for 5-yr extension of quick rental power plant act

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The extension of the Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special Provision) (Amendment) Act, 2010 bill was placed in the Jatiya Sangsad aiming to boost power supply to the consumers. State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid on Wednesday placed the bill in the House with speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Shirin […]

Shahidur Rashid gets Resource Dev Award

Shahidur Rashid gets Resource Dev Award

State minister for planning Shamsul Alam attends, among others, a ceremony at Birulia in Savar on Saturday on the occasion of receiving Resource Development Foundation Award from Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University vice-chancellor Md Shahidur Rashid Bhuiyan. — Press release The Resource Development Foundation awarded Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University vice-chancellor Md Shahidur Rashid Bhuiyan with Resource Development Award […]

Future in fisheries

Future in fisheries

— Practical Action BANGLADESH just observed the National Fisheries Week 2021 in August 28–September 3 with the them of ‘Culture more fish, reduce unemployment’. The achievements and significant constraints in fisheries and aquaculture production of Bangladesh demand a brief discourse.   Fish production GLOBALLY, Bangladesh ranks in the third position in open-water fish production, in […]

Floods in 11 northern, central Bangladesh worsen

Floods in 11 northern, central Bangladesh worsen

Floodwater inundates Baliadaha area of Islampur upazila in Jamalpur on Thursday. — Focus Bangla photo The overall flood situations in11districts in northern and central parts of the country deteriorated on Thursday as major rivers including the Jamuna, the Padma and the Brahmaputra were rising further. Of the flood-hit districts, the situation in Tangail was deteriorating […]