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

Millions 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…

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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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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

This week in Bangladesh…

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

This week in Bangladesh…

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Green Energy Solution (Cox’s Bazaar by Tanjir Ahmed Chowdhury/Unsplash)
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Sustainable & Green Financing

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 14th January 2021.

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This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

…The Bangladesh Bank set new sustainable financing targets, and the central bank is connecting bank and mobile financial services accounts. Some university students will get loans to for online classes. And experts promote more paddy production.

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Beginning Again

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 17th September 2020.

This Week in the Bangladesh English News…

… As business resumes, some small garment factories face unique challenges. Meanwhile, the long-term future of state-owned jute mills (and the workers) remains uncertain. And soon, Bhutan may increase trade with Bangladesh.

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Jute Rejuvenated

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 15 March 2018.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about seminars and dialogues on career and employment. A fair was organized by the jute and textiles ministry. Export earnings from garments have seen an increase. UNICEF is said to provide financial assistance to Bangladesh for its child-related activities. We also hear about a study published by Business Finance for Poor in Bangladesh (BFP-B) project on growth of small enterprises. A new farming initiative helps improving nutrition for families living on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

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Women and Machines

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 8 March 2018.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

… business ties between Vietnam and Bangladesh grow through investment and trade. A study suggests women garments workers are losing out to machines. And retired jute workers struggle for their retirement benefits.

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Automation Arrives

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 15 February 2018.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about cash incentives for the Information and Communication Technology industry. The introduction of automation in the garment sector leads to skills training programs for garment workers. Unilever supports key UNDP projects to create employment opportunities for women and also support small entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities. The agriculture sector on the other hand faces some ups and downs.

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Fish Nets Filled

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 8 February 2018.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…we hear about Bangladesh being among the top five Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to have achieved economic growth in 2017. We also learn about a rise in exports and remittances. Swiss president gave a positive nod about growing economic relations between Bangladesh and Switzerland. And hilsa fishermen and traders enjoy good business and profits.