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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

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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)
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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…

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Extreme poverty is concentrated in southern parts of Bangladesh such as Bandarban (original image by Rashed Kabir/Unsplash)
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Bangladesh: great social and economic mix in pandemic counter

Asian Development Bank revises downward its GDP growth projection for Bangladesh. But praised the country’s response to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic in balancing health and livelihoods with social and economic measures.

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics plans to create a National Population Register to contain key personal information for all citizens

The Ministry for Commerce is considering measures to regulate business practices in the troublesome e-commerce industry.

Parliamentary committee stands against Government plan to construct civil service training centre on protected forest land.

And the Bangabandhu Education Insurance pilot scheme starts to protect access to education for poorest children.

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

September 23rd, 2021

This week’s round up comes from:

The Daily Star and The Financial Express

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Balancing women’s health and livelihoods (original image by Maruf Rahman/Pixabay)
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New report says Bangladesh is most vulnerable country in world

World Bank’s Groundswell report part II says Bangladesh is most vulnerable country to climate change and 13 million people may have to relocate.

Social Protection Public Expenditure Review recommends redirecting funds to poor children and to the growing number of poor people in towns and cities.

New agricultural financing scheme requires banks to use their own networks to disburse funds and not through micro-finance institutes

And Facebook, Google and Amazon deposit Value Added Tax to local tax offices for services provided in Bangladesh

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September 16th, 2021

This week’s round up comes from:

The Daily Star and The Financial Express

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Bangladesh is the most vulnerable country to climate change
That sinking feeling: Bangladesh heads to COP26 in November (original image by Amit Chowdhury/Unsplash)
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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

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More mouths to feed: Labour productivity and mechanisation key to rice productivity
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New workers’ compensation scheme in the making

Government regulator presses for some form of workers’ compensation or national insurance scheme

Government cautiously reopens schools after 18 months of closure

Bangladesh negotiates for Global System of Preferences Plus with EU

New literacy and skills education initiatives launched totalling $2.5 billion

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

September 9th, 2021

This week’s round up comes from:

The Daily Star

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Hazards on the job: mandatory workers’ compensation schemes a must (original image by Simon Reza)
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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

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Clean water is a gift; let’s not waste it! (Rahabi Khan/Unsplash)
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France Helps Bangladesh with €50m for Green Energy

JAAGO Foundation will use $1.6 million from private donors to provide digital education to less advantaged children

Jamdani weavers are not benefitting from Geographic Indication recognition.

Bangladesh central bank continues to advance the country’s interests by imposing fiscal discipline in the domestic banking sector and makes the first loan ever to a foreign country.

And the French development agency loans Bangladesh €50 million to support green energy.

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

19 August 2021

This week’s round up comes from:

The Daily Star and The Business Standard

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Energy from Sun and Sea
Green Energy Solution (Cox’s Bazaar by Tanjir Ahmed Chowdhury/Unsplash)
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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

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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.