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SDG agenda progress up for review next month

Rezaul KarimThe government is set to review the progress in attainment of sustainable development goals (SDGs) next month, officials said.The progress in the development agenda implementation will come up for review at a three-day national conference scheduled for July 04-06 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).The conference is the...

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188 exporters to get CIP status

Talha Bin Habib The government has decided to award the commercially important person (CIP) status to over 180 people for their contribution to exports, a senior official said.The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) of the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) has prepared a draft list of 188 CIPs.Out of the 188 businessmen...

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132 MFIs face MRA punitive action so far

FE ReportA total of 132 microfinance institutions (MFIs) have so far faced regulatory action for breaching the existing rules and regulations, officials said.The Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA) took the punitive action against them until March 05 last.Of the total, 98 lost their operating licences permanently, according to official data.On the...

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Cabinet body asks BBA to review firm selection

Munima SultanaA cabinet committee has asked the authority concerned to review the selection of an international contractor for carrying out a feasibility study on subways in the city.Sources said the cabinet committee on government purchase (CCGP) at a meeting last week rejected the Tk 2.20 billion proposal put forward by...

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Paddy prices begin to rise ahead of impending tariffs

The prices of paddy have begun to rise in anticipation of the tariffs to be reintroduced on rice imports in the government's budget for the coming fiscal year (FY), reports bdnews24.com.The impact of the tariffs is yet to be felt in the rice market due to the relatively low trade...

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Slow progress in RMG remedial work to top agenda

Slow progress in remedial work in apparel units will be high on the agenda at the next Sustainability Compact meeting, people involved with the process said.The labour rights issues will also dominate the topics to be discussed at the fourth annual Compact follow-up meeting.The progress in remedial work at the...

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Walton exports world-class fans

FE DeskElectronics and electrical appliances manufacturer Walton is exporting the electrical fans made by it to different countries of the world, says a statement.One of the leading local electrical appliances makers, Walton is exporting ceiling fans, table fans, wall fans and rechargeable fans to several countries of Asia and other...

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