Categories
English language What the papers say

Green energy to soar with new Bangladesh solar power plants

Bangladesh corporate giant is constructing first solar power plant to supply the electricity grid as green energy soars to a new scale

Employment an earnings are recovering and reversing the economic set backs under the pandemic.

Million of children remain at risk of early marriages due to social and economic conditions caused by the pandemic.

Bangladesh launches its home-grown ease of doing business index and sees Chattogram as the best division for business.

United Nations and Government of Bangladesh finally in broad agreement on relocation of Rohingya people to low lying island in Bay of Bengal.

A weekly round up of articles about work, employment, social security, business and the economy. Here is the news for the week ending:

October 14th, 2021

This week’s round up comes from:

The Daily Star and The Business Standard

This week in Bangladesh…

green energy from solar power
Green energy reaches industrial scale in Bangladesh with new 230-megawatt solar energy plants (original image by Tanjir Ahmed Chowdhury/Unsplash)
Categories
English language What the papers say

Social Inclusion is the Best Way to Eliminate Poverty

Social inclusion has declined during the pandemic says a new joint report from the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies and the University of Bath

Government has approved re-opening classes in-person for university students.

Nine firms will invest $55 million to set up units in hi-tech industrial parks

China will no longer build new coal-based power projects in Bangladesh.

A weekly round up of articles about work, employment, social security, business and the economy. Here is the news for the week ending:

September 30th, 2021

This week’s round up comes from:

The Daily Star and The Dhaka Tribune

This week in Bangladesh…

social inclusion
Extreme poverty is concentrated in southern parts of Bangladesh such as Bandarban (original image by Rashed Kabir/Unsplash)
Categories
English language What the papers say

Double Rice Productivity to Meet Demand in 2050

Scientists plan to increase rice productivity to meet demand predicted for 2050

Schools may reopen in September after 17 months of closure

Apparel sector stakeholders take sides on future of workplace health and safety

Corruption alleged in adminstration of business stimulus loans

A weekly round up of articles about work, employment, social security, business and the economy. Here is the news for the week ending:

2 September 2021

This week’s round up comes from:

The Daily Stary

This week in Bangladesh…

More mouths to feed: Labour productivity and mechanisation key to rice productivity
Categories
English language What the papers say

Tanners are Poisoning a River with Toxic Waste

Parliamentary committee wants to close government industrial estate that has failed to manage toxic waste

Government considers $90 million education recovery plan to redress the negative impact of Covid-19 on children’s learning.

New International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry is launched.

A weekly round up of articles about work, education, social security, business and the economy. Here is the news for the week ending:

26 August 2021

This week’s round up comes from:

The Daily Star

This week in Bangladesh…

Toxic waste
Clean water is a gift; let’s not waste it! (Rahabi Khan/Unsplash)
Categories
English language What the papers say

Bangladesh Economic Outlook Excellent Despite Pandemic

Business and financial communities speak optimistically about Bangladesh economic outlook even as Vietnam overtakes Bangladesh to become second largest exporter of garments this year.

Workers rush back to factories after sudden decision to exempt export-oriented business from ongoing lockdown. And conference speakers call for workers with modern management skills and an education system to prepare young people for the digital age.

Farmers again dissatisfied with access to finance while Government launches new app to build transparency in pricing and quality of agricultural produce. And new wholesaler, fashol.com, aims to lower costs for retailers.

A weekly round up of articles about work, employment, social security, business and the economy. This week’s round up comes from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending:

5th August 2021

This week in Bangladesh…

Categories
What the papers say

What’s Exceeding Expectations?

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour 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 20th May 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…National Identity cards and services will no longer be the responsibility of the Election Commission. Money “whitening” schemes will continue until there’s no more undisclosed money to disclose says an official. Meanwhile, some bank accounts have seen incredible growth. And sunflowers could transform the domestic edible oil market.

Categories
What the papers say

Business Confidence Is Lowest, Says SANEM

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour 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 6th May 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Structural transformation of the economy went backwards, says one economist. Export numbers are relatively good, but business confidence is bad. Cash assistance is coming, says the government and “What if we tax cigarettes more?” asks a revenue expert.

Categories
What the papers say

The Digital Divide in Bangladesh

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour 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 2nd April 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Education experts weigh in on the challenges of beginning classes again. The World Bank wants to finance jobs and wage protections. Mango farmers are optimizing and increasing yields. And we explain how Bangladesh fares in digital connectivity.

Categories
What the papers say

The Future of Bangladesh’s Garment Sector

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour 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 26th March 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Data reveals which groups constitute the new poor. Meanwhile, Bangladesh is increasing rural investment through Money for Work. McKinsey & Company published an article about “What’s next?” And we know the MRT lines are under construction – but could Dhaka get a subway system too?

Categories
What the papers say

People Are Moving. Is the Economy Following?

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labour 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 March 2021.

Photo by Niloy Biswas on Unsplash.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Bangladeshis are more mobile now than before the pandemic, but meanwhile, borrowers and banks haven’t fully recovered. There’s insight into child marriages, and more about the plight of working women. And days before a major India-Bangladesh meetup, it seems everyone’s talking about what’s on the agenda.