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Dhaka Sunday,  May 29, 2022

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Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) on Saturday said that the move to increase electricity and gas prices would be suicidal for the government. Business leaders said “Now is not the time to raise electricity and gas prices. This initiative has been taken to push the government into disarray.” They made the remarks at a press conference held at FBCCI office at Motijheel in Dhaka. The business leaders further... »
Skills for better life is a skill development project funded by Chevron implemented by Swisscontact, launched first android-based Bangla app to develop soft skills of unskilled and semi-skilled youth engaged in formal job market. Soft skill is an essential factor for higher productivity and prosperity in career. From an entry-level worker in a factory to a CEO of a multi-national firm, soft skill is required everywhere. The Uttoron app covers... »
The Plan of Action towards 2025 to implement the SDG 7 Global Roadmap and the Global Energy Compact Network to support governments and stakeholders in achieving their energy pledges were launched on 4 May 2022. Today, there are over 200 Energy Compacts with more than USD 600 billion in funding and investment. In light of the “new challenges that the situation in Ukraine has introduced for global energy supplies and... »
Talking to reporters at the Foreign Service Academy, Momen noted the current US investment in Bangladesh is concentrated in the energy sector. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Monday encouraged US businesses to diversify their investments in Bangladesh beyond the energy sector. Talking to reporters at the Foreign Service Academy, Momen noted the current US investment in Bangladesh is concentrated in the energy sector. He said there are many potential... »
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen answers questions about the current and future state of the U.S. and global economy at the Atlantic Council in Washington, US, April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen answers questions about the current and future state of the U.S. and global economy at the Atlantic Council in Washington, US, April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis Global food and fuel price shocks linked to... »
A closing event of the Jibika project, a collaboration between Chevron and BRAC, was held recently at BRAC Centre, Dhaka. Representatives of GoB, BRAC, Chevron, BRAC USA, IDEA, IDE and Sharbik Gram Unnoyon Shomobay Shomiti Ltd. were in attendance. The project has been operating since October 2015 in areas adjacent to Chevron-operated gas fields in Sylhet, Moulvibazar, and Habiganj districts. Jibika worked to achieve the long-term sustainability of the community-based... »
The government is likely to frame an expansionary Tk 2.46-trillion annual development programme (ADP) for the next fiscal year (FY), 2022-23, to facilitate economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic losses, officials said on Tuesday. The transport and communications sector is going to grab an allocation of Tk 698.69 billion in the upcoming ADP, they noted. The proposed ADP outlay is 19 per cent or Tk 384.50 billion higher than the... »
A roadmap will remove uncertainties on the availability of gas and electricity during the setting up of a new factory Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) President Md Jashim Uddin has urged the government to make an energy roadmap to ensure energy security in industries. “At the time of setting up a new factory, the industrialists are facing uncertainty as to whether gas and electricity will be... »
Bangladesh stressed more on regional cooperation in power and energy sector, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid. “We are already importing electricity from India, adopted measures of importing electricity from Nepal and are in the process of signing a MoU to import electricity from Bhutan in the future is underway,” he said at the 3rd meeting of the BIMSTEC energy ministers. Nasrul Hamid attended the... »
Bangladesh and Nepal can collaborate to further expand and diversify their relationship by developing economic partnerships, recommends Foreign Secretary of Nepal Bharat Raj Paudyal. He made the comment while speaking at a programme organised by Nepal’s Institute of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (20 April). The foreign secretary said that trade, energy, tourism and travel, and connectivity are the key areas where two countries can work together. “First and foremost is... »