Wednesday June 20, 2018 12:26

BANGLADESH Press Releases

World Bank Provides $700 Million to Improve Primary Education in Bangladesh Stcoks—15 Jun 18

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 — The World Bank today approved $700 million to improve the primary education sector in Bangladesh. The Quality Learning for All Program (QLEAP) will benefit more than 18 million children studying in pre-primary level to

Killings of suspected drug offenders in Bangladesh must stop UN Human Rights General—07 Jun 18

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Wednesday condemned the alleged extra-judicial killings of suspected drug offenders in Bangladesh and urged the authorities to ensure that these serious human rights violations are

Bangladesh: World Bank Helps Microenterprises Access to Clean Energy, Green Stcoks—17 May 18

Dhaka, May 16, 2018 — The government of Bangladesh today signed a financing agreement with the World Bank to help microenterprises adopt cleaner technologies. The $110 million Sustainable Enterprise Project will help about 20,000 microenterprises

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Expand Access to Clean and Renewable Energy Stcoks—31 May 18

Dhaka, May 30, 2018 — The government of Bangladesh today signed a $55 million financing agreement with the World Bank to expand renewable energy uses in rural areas. The additional financing to the Second Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy

Bangladesh #BB-/B# Ratings Outlook Stable Stcoks—31 May 18

On May 31, 2018, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'BB-' long-term and 'B' short-term sovereign credit ratings on Bangladesh. The outlook remains stable. The transfer and convertibility (T&C) assessment remains 'BB-'. OUTLOOK The stable outlook

SWAFF: 2018 FIFA World Cup Heralds Turning Point For Footballs Frontier General—01 Jun 18

- Green Light For New SWAFF Region To Help More Nations Qualify For Football World Cup Events. - 13 founding members to include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE - SWAFF initiative hailed as 'milestone' in

Photo Release: CP shares its experience in Bangladeshs market with Thai General—08 May 18

Dr. Kobsak Phutrakul, Minister Attached to The Prime Minister's Office and the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI)'s representative, led a group of investors and members of Thai-Bangladesh Business Council to visit Bangladesh to extend the business

Photo Release: CP shares experience in Bangladeshs market with Thai General—04 May 18

Dr. Kobsak Phutrakul, Minister Attached to The Prime Minister's Office and the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI)'s representative, led a group of investors and members of Thai-Bangladesh Business Council to visit Bangladesh to extend the business

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

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