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70pc contractors complete projects late

According to a recent report of World Bank (WB), around 70 per cent of the contractors in Bangladesh cannot complete the projects on time.

70pc contractors complete projects late

GDP Debate

Mr. Finance Minister, balance the sum please

The experts considered the GDP growth a tall tale, especially because of the 'magic' in the first eight and half months of the fiscal year that apparently upturned all the negative effects on an ...

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Corruption crosses all bounds in govt procurement

Corruption in government procurement has taken a dreadful turn. After Tk 6,000 pillows, Tk 2.7 million curtains, and medical books at 16 times extra price, this time there are allegation of huge ...

Corruption crosses all bounds in govt procurement

Livestock and Dairy Development Project

Equipment prices fixed abnormally high

The Livestock and Dairy Development Project is being implemented at a cost of Tk 42.80 billion (Tk 4,280 crore).

Equipment prices fixed abnormally high

COVID-19 fallout: Govt set to borrow huge in three fiscal years

The government has planned to borrow Tk 5714.5 billion from various sources from home and abroad over the next three fiscal years, including the running one

Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal places Tk 5,680 billion national budget for the 2020-21 fiscal at Jatiya Sangsad setting a target of attaining a 8.2 per cent GDP growth, offsetting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Bangladesh gets $202m World Bank loan for food security

World Bank has approved $202 million in additional financing for the Modern Food Storage Facilities Project to increase the storage capacity of Bangladesh’s national strategic grain reserves by ...

Bangladesh gets $202m World Bank loan for food security

WB approves $500m to help Bangladesh’s road connectivity

The World Bank has approved $500 million to help Bangladesh improve road connectivity along the Jashore-Jhenaidah corridor covering four western districts

WB approves $500m to help Bangladesh’s road connectivity

WB provides Bangladesh over US$ 1b to create quality jobs

The World Bank has approved $1.05 billion for three projects to help Bangladesh create quality jobs and accelerate economic recovery from the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, pandemic as well as ...

WB provides Bangladesh over US$ 1b to create quality jobs

‘No timely action plan in budget to overcome crisis’

We thought this year’s budget would not be a routine one. We expected an action plan to overcome the crisis. But we didn’t get it.

Former Bangladesh Bank governor salehuddin Ahmed
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