Marma Food Festival

Aroyee Chefs Represent Quay Asia in Bandarban

Marma people eat delicious food.

But young Marmas  aren’t learning how to cook their traditional recipes. These days it’s easy to make food using the ingredients you find in every shop like instant noodles.

Marmas use fruits, vegetables and herbs from the forest or from their small garden farms. Some of these are very rare. Continue reading Marma Food Festival

Dhaka Weavers First

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 24th November 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…Businesswomen struggle to get bank loans while Jamdani weavers gain recognition of their craft. Saudia Arabai welcomes Bangladeshi doctors but turn male labourers away. And Bangladesh looks to greater self-sufficiency in pursuit of its development goals.

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Low Wage Trap

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 17th November 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…Malaysia revives recruitment of Bangladeshi workers. Expert examines the challenges of production costs, wages, and long work hours in Bangladesh’s garments factories. And Bangladesh once again ranks lowly on the latest competitiveness report.

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Garment Exports Up

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 10th November 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…Donors adjust support to Bangladesh. Export earnings fail expectations while Government battles for trade privileges. Government to set up manpower authority for economic zones and expand youth training programme. Pay packets are squeezed forBangladeshi workers oversees.  And music makers drop a beat while sesame farming opens for business.

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Migration Meet in Dhaka

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Independent. Here is the news for the week ending 3rd November 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we look at the potential of call centres to create jobs. Bangladesh is about to hold a major summit on migration and the country secures billions of dollars in Chinese investment.

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