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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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Toxic waste
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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Global warming is disastrous for Bangladesh

Bangladesh climate expert warns of dire consequences for the country due to global temperature rises. And Government fails to control release of untreated waste from factories located on public industrial estates.

Research group releases report showing pandemic has had a negative effect on a wide range of investment indicators. Dhaka business group also pessimistic about business environment under the pandemic and calls for key taxation and lending reforms.

And Government to buy $2 million of digital content for secondary level education to recover learning loss.

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:

12th August 2021

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Global Warming is Disastrous for Bangladesh (Image Anik Sarker/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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Water Crisis May Get Severe, Say Experts

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 27th May 2021.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…A division is in a severe drought. Migrants are pulled from the Mediterranean. After a five year ban, one export resumes. And while women lead the two largest political parties, how represented are women in politics?

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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.

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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.

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Vaccinations Underway, but Not Without Challenges

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 25th February 2021.

Photo by Ahmed Hasan on Unsplash.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…Bangladesh seeks more vaccine doses to fulfill its inoculation goal. Reporting reveals the plight of some migrant workers and efforts to improve their lot. One bank in Bangladesh tops them all. And last year at least 300 small and medium garment factories closed – how many have reopened?