Coastal women need extra healthcare

Coastal women need extra healthcare

The 15-year SDG plan of the United Nations talks of ensuring peace and prosperity in the world by 2030. These goals include, among others, ensuring poverty alleviation, food security, healthcare and quality education as well as gender equality. Abut according to several studies and media reports. The country’s agriculture and production is being directly hampered […]

Activists call for mapping out green growth model for sustainable development

FE REPORT | Published: June 21, 2021 10:02:16 Speakers at a webinar on Sunday said the country needed a right kind of green growth model for its successful transition to sustainable development from a polluting one. The model should be formulated in consistent with a broad based policy framework involving other policies, they said. The […]

Govt working for more afforestation, environmental development: PM

Govt working for more afforestation, environmental development: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the government is working for more afforestaion to make the country greener and ensure environmental development. “We are carrying out a social forestry campaign alongside the work of gardening and tree plantation at people’s homes across the country,” she said. The Premier made this remark while inaugurating the […]

Government clears 1,400C project for 30 modern silos

Government clears 1,400C project for 30 modern silos

More silos to be constructed to facilitate the country’s farmers, says Planning Minister MA Mannan The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved a Tk1,400 crore project to construct 30 modern silos, aiming to increase the overall paddy storage capacity by 150,000 metric tons in the country. The approval came from […]

Human development in Bangladesh: What do the statistics tell us?

This year, Bangladesh marks the Golden Jubilee of its independence. The whole nation is celebrating this milestone with joy and pride. In 1971, Bangladesh emerged like a phoenix from the ashes of destruction after a nine-month Liberation War. At its birth, doubts were expressed by some about the future of the new country and yes, […]

Livestock’s contribution to GDP: Authentic data necessary for development

Livestock’s contribution to GDP: Authentic data necessary for development

Agriculture is the main source of strength and hope in all disasters or epidemics in our country. The term “agriculture” includes agriculture, livestock and fisheries. The foundation stone of this success was laid by the hand of the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as he was the man who raised the status of […]

PM Hasina: Govt won’t take any quarter’s advice harmful for Bangladesh

PM Hasina: Govt won't take any quarter's advice harmful for Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) from Ganabhaban through a videoconference on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Focus Bangla The premier said that the recent increase of Bangladesh’s per capita income, amid the Covid pandemic, has been possible due to the commitments of all, particularly […]

Govt sets ambitious development target with huge ADP allocation

Govt sets ambitious development target with huge ADP allocation

The National Economic Council (NEC) on Tuesday approved the Annual Development Programme (ADP) involving Tk 225,324 crore for 1,426 projects for the 2021-22 fiscal year with focus on transport and communications, power, housing, education and health sectors. Among the approved projects, 1,308 will be investment ones while 118 will be of technical assistance. The approval […]

The green cost of development

During mass development in an urban area, the monetary cost is always disclosed. But what about the environmental cost, which is more valuable than money? Sylhet, a relatively small city of 26.50 square kilometres, gives a glimpse into the reality. Once referred to as a green city, Sylhet is riding on a development spree in […]