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Govt in final stage to issue first SME policy

The government is in the final stage to issue the country's first SME policy with some key provisions including establishment of an incubation centre to develop entrepreneurs, officials said. It also includes arranging collateral free loans at single-digit interest rates for the entrepreneurs.The policy emphasises expansion of skill development education...

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Exports to Turkey see sharp fall in five years

A sustained fall in exports of Bangladeshi products to Turkey has prompted the government to dig out the causes of the sharp decline, officials said.To this end, the Bangladesh embassy in Ankara has approached a research firm named 'SIGMA' to conduct a market research, they added. This is for the...

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Govt drafts national OSH profile

The government has drafted a national occupational safety and health (OSH) profile, aiming to summarise all related policies and laws of the country for better understanding of OSH compliance mechanism, officials said.The first national OSH profile 2019 is expected to act as the basis for analysing the current OSH status...

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Govt to certify technically skilled workers

The government will soon provide technically skilled workforce in the country with certification, an official said."The government will certify the technically skilled workers from the National Skills Development Authority (NSDA)," said NSDA executive chairman Md. Faruque Hossain.With the certification, skilled workers will get opportunity to work abroad, he said, adding...

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BPO’s one-minute digital account service kicks off

Information and Communication Technology Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Tuesday launched 'Nagad account in one minute' service of Bangladesh Post Office, reports BSS.The one-minute digital savings account service of Bangladesh Post Office (BPO) will connect 'Porichoy' app with BPO's digital financial service Nagad.Joy inaugurated the...

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No red-tape but red carpet for investors, says BEZA chief

There is no red-tape in Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) but red carpet for the investors, said Paban Chowdhury, Executive Chairman of the economic zones authority, at the inaugural; ceremony of BEZA's one-stop service (OSS) centre in the city on Monday evening.Adviser to the Prime Minister on Private Industry and...

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High migration cost govt’s big challenge

High migration cost still remains a big challenge for the government even though it has taken various steps to bring the expenses down.Officials and rights activists said this at a national consultation on Pre- GFMD (Global Forum on Migration and Development) in the city on Tuesday. Speaking as the chief...

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Buffer godown being built in Gaibandha

The construction work of buffer godown is progressing fast in Bhabanipur Pirgachha area under Sahapara union of Gaibandha Sadar upazila.Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation is implementing the work under the Building of 13 Fertiliser Buffer Godowns project involving Tk 3.94 billion (Tk 394 crore), office sources said, reports BSS.

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EU demands clarifications from Italy, France on budget plans

BRUSSELS, Oct 22 (AFP): The European Commission (EU) demanded on Tuesday urgent clarifications from Italy and France on their budget plans for next year, worried they veer widely from spending cut commitments made to Brussels.The letters from the EU's executive arm requested a response by Wednesday and could be the...

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Construction in full swing for Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI, Oct 22 (Arab News): Organisers gave on Tuesday a glimpse of the ongoing construction of the vast Expo 2020 site located south of Dubai, one year ahead of the World Expo's opening in October next year.Journalists from different parts of the world were bused in for a quick tour...

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Matiur Rahman (7th from R, sitting)

Chairman and Managing Director of Uttara Group of Companies Matiur Rahman (7th from R, sitting) posing with senior executives and dealers of Uttara Motors Ltd at the company's Annual Dealers' Conference 2019 at Cox's Bazar recently

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Registrar of BUP

Registrar of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) Brigadier General Md Mahboob Sarwar (L) and Chief Human Resource Officer of Robi Axiata Limited Md. Faisal Imtiaz Khan (R) exchanging documents after signing a MoU on behalf of their respective sides in the city recently. The deal aims at building bilateral relation...

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Nizam Uddin Ahmed (2nd from L)

Deputy Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer of Prime Islami Life Insurance Limited Nizam Uddin Ahmed (2nd from L) and Chief Executive Officer Md. Apel Mahmud (2nd from R), ACII (UK), posing with others during a break of the bank-organised 'Dhaka-Chandpur-Dhaka River Cruise' at Swadhinata Smritisoudho Rokto Dhara Chandpur Mohona...

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