Wednesday April 25, 2018 17:50

BANGLADESH Press Releases

Asia-Pacific countries identify Fintech initiatives at ECOSOC forum to meet global General—25 Apr 18

ESCAP-Bangladesh-Indonesia-Kazakhstan side event: Transforming Finance in Asia-Pacific: The FinTech revolution Asia-Pacific countries met on the sidelines of the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development in New York this week to explore opportunities for

World Bank Supports Bangladesh in Climate-Smart Agriculture Stcoks—12 Apr 18

Dhaka, April 11, 2018 — Despite Bangladesh's remarkable achievement in improving agricultural productivity, the sector is facing risks from climate change, extreme weather events, and sea level rise. To address impacts of climate change on

Bangladesh: World Bank Helps Improve Electricity Transmission, Insurance Stcoks—11 Apr 18

DHAKA, April 10, 2018 – The government of Bangladesh today signed two financing agreements totaling $515 million with the World Bank to help expand electricity transmission network and improve insurance coverage. The $450 million Enhancement and

Philippine banks on alert after Malaysia hack try Stcoks—02 Apr 18

Hackers who tried to steal from Malaysia's central bank apparently did not plan to transfer any funds they might have stolen to the Philippines as those who broke into Bangladesh Bank had done two years ago, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Power Supply and Environmental-Sustainability of Stcoks—30 Mar 18

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2018—The World Bank today approved $560 million for two projects in Bangladesh to improve reliable power supply and help micro enterprises become environmentally sustainable. "The World Bank is helping Bangladesh overcome

World Bank Group Announces Debarment of Companies in Connection with Misconduct in Projects in Stcoks—29 Mar 18

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2018— The World Bank today announced the debarment of three companies and a settlement with one company in connection with sanctionable practices under projects in Bangladesh, India and Timor-Leste. The debarments make Eckert

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve National Statistics Stcoks—23 Mar 18

DHAKA, March 22, 2018 – The World Bank today approved a $15 million financing to help Bangladesh produce timely and quality statistics. This will help the country make more evidence-based policy decisions. The National Strategy for Development of

New Report from APHR:Summary of Findings from Mission to Bangladesh Covering the Rohingya General—06 Mar 18

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today released, "The Rohingya Crisis: Past, Present, and Future," a summary report of findings from a fact-finding mission to Bangladesh undertaken by members of the organization in January 2018. The

Senior UN Human Rights Official to visit Coxs Bazar General—02 Mar 18

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour is due to visit Cox's Bazar and Dhaka in Bangladesh between 2 and 5 March. Gilmour will be in Cox's Bazar from 2 to 4 March, where he will visit camps housing Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

Photo Release: Bangladesh Ambassador visits CPF General—13 Feb 18

H.E. Saida Muna Tasneem (fifth from right), Ambassador of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to Thailand, recently visited Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited or CPF to learn more about Thailand's leading agro and food business. She was

Hero MotoCorp to be the Title Sponsor of the T20 Tri-Nation Cricket Tournament in Sri General—12 Feb 18

- Tournament to Feature Three Subcontinental Cricketing Giants - India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka In keeping with its long-term commitment to the promotion of sports, Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world's largest two-wheeler manufacturer, today further

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Modernize Cash Transfer Programs for Its Most Vulnerable Stcoks—01 Feb 18

DHAKA, January 31, 2018 – The World Bank today approved a $300 million financing to improve the transparency and efficiency of major cash transfer programs in Bangladesh. This will benefit about 5 million of the country's poorest and most

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Myanmar to hold press conference on 1 February General—30 Jan 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will hold a press conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 1 February 2018 to present her end of mission statement discussing her recent visits to Bangladesh and Thailand.

Economics Students Unite in Bangladesh to Explore Paths Toward One South Stcoks—19 Jan 18

Chittagong, January 18, 2018 – The 14th South Asia Economic Students' Meet (SAESM) commences in Chittagong, Bangladesh today, embracing the arrival of over 110 top economics undergraduates and faculties from seven countries in South Asia towards

Economics Students Unite in Bangladesh to Explore Paths Toward One South Stcoks—18 Jan 18

Chittagong, January 18, 2018 – The 14th South Asia Economic Students' Meet (SAESM) commences in Chittagong, Bangladesh today, embracing the arrival of over 110 top economics undergraduates and faculties from seven countries in South Asia towards

UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar to visit Bangladesh and Thailand 18 to 30 General—17 Jan 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will visit the country's neighbours Bangladesh and Thailand from January 18, vowing to fulfill her mandate despite the Government's refusal to work with her. "I am

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Modernize Safety Net Programs Stcoks—10 Jan 18

DHAKA, January 9, 2018 – Today, the government of Bangladesh signed an agreement with the World Bank to improve the equity, efficiency and transparency of its major safety net programs. The $245 million additional financing to the Safety Net

Photo Release: AITs 128th Graduation General—22 Dec 17

H.E. Saida Muna Tasneem, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Thailand, was the graduation speaker at the 128th graduation ceremony of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on December 14, 2017. Two-hundred-and-six students from 22 countries graduated from AIT

Green Growth is Key to Bangladeshs Upper-Middle Income Country Vision Stcoks—12 Dec 17

DHAKA, December 10, 2017 — Dhaka and other cities face severe air and water pollution due to rapid and unplanned urbanization. To achieve an upper-middle income status, Bangladesh must check environmental degradation, particularly in the urban

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Trade and Transport Connectivity Stcoks—08 Dec 17

DHAKA, December 7, 2017 — Bangladesh today signed a $150 million financing agreement with the World Bank to modernize trade related infrastructure, systems, and procedures. These improvements will help Bangladesh increase regional connectivity and

Kaspersky Lab Names New General Manager for South Asia region IT—18 Oct 17

Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has announced the appointment of Shrenik Bhayani as its new General Manager for the South Asia region covering India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives. He is joining the company's Asia

World Bank Stands with Bangladesh to Support Rohingya Refugees Stcoks—12 Oct 17

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2017 – Bangladesh today asked the World Bank for support to cope with hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, and the World Bank said it is ready to move with a program of support for the government, host communities,

A Center of Excellence for Urban Development Launched in Bangladesh Stcoks—05 Oct 17

Dhaka, October 4, 2017 — Bangladesh has experienced some of the most rapid urbanization in South Asia, yet the cities offer inadequate infrastructure and low levels of urban services, particularly in district towns and municipalities. A new Center

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Public Procurement Performance Stcoks—30 Aug 17

DHAKA, August 29, 2017 – The government of Bangladesh today signed an agreement with the World Bank to use digital technology to monitor the country's annual development programs and improve the performance of public procurement. The $55 million

Project Signing: Bangladesh Receives $515 million World Bank Financing to Improve Health and Stcoks—29 Aug 17

DHAKA, August 28, 2017— The government of Bangladesh today signed a $515 million financing agreement with the World Bank to improve the country's health, nutrition, and population services. The Health Sector Support Project will contribute to the

Project Signing: World Bank Helps Bangladesh Ensure Reliable and Affordable Electricity Stcoks—25 Aug 17

Dhaka, August 24, 2017—The government of Bangladesh today signed a $59 million financing agreement with the World Bank to improve reliability and efficiency of the country's power system, with the aim to provide reliable and low cost electricity to

Project Signing: World Bank Helps Bangladesh Improve Water and Sanitation Services in Stcoks—07 Aug 17

DHAKA, August 6, 2017 – The government of Bangladesh today signed an additional $47.50 million financing agreement with the World Bank to continue construction of new water infrastructure in Chittagong, and provide access to safe water to around

A Modern Dhaka is Key to Bangladeshs Upper-Middle Income Country Vision Stcoks—20 Jul 17

DHAKA, July 19, 2017 — With 36 percent of the country's urban population living in Greater Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh has become one of the world's most densely populated cities. To achieve its vision of becoming an upper-middle income

Photo Release: AIT to provide customized professional training to Power Grid Company of General—15 Jun 17

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 9 June 2017 between the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB) in which AIT will provide high-quality customized professional development courses for

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Bangladesh Stcoks—09 Jun 17

On May 26, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Bangladesh, and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting. [1] Steady monetary policy management and fiscal