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ICT sector set to fetch $5.0b in export earnings by 2025

The country's computer and information communication technology (ICT) sector is poised to fetch US$ 5.0 billion in export earnings by the year 2025 buoyed by competitiveness and growing number of ICT-skilled youth, industry insiders said.Experts said that the recent move to remove complications over the disbursement of the cash incentive...

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90pc RMG workers will get wages digitally by 2021 despite challenges

Infrastructure development, creating awareness among owners and workers, and financial and digital literacy are the major challenges in bringing all the garment workers under the digital wage payment system.Despite the challenges, the government and stakeholders are committed to make wage payment of around 90 per cent of the country's garment...

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BD top four in digital economy growth

Bangladesh has been ranked in top four list in Huawei Global Connectivity Index 2019 report for improvement & remarkable growth in digital economy in last four years. Other three countries are Ukraine, South Africa & Algeria. This list has been made by evaluating the progress in the digital economy of...

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Poor infrastructure key challenges of digital wage payment

Poor financial literacy, lack of awareness and limited infrastructures are some of the key challenges for widening digital wage ecosystem for the country's apparel workers, speakers at a summit on Wednesday said.Keeping this in view, they suggested introducing more worker-friendly digital financial solutions for the workers so that they can...

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BPC sees fuel oil stocks adequate

CHATTOGRAM, Nov. 20: Bangladesh Petrolium Corporation (BPC) ensured an adequate stock of fuel oil all over the country. BPC in a press release said, "There is no crisis of fuel oil in the country. There are adequate stocks of fuel oil at every depot of the country." In the press...

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Rooppur power plant progresses significantly

As Bangladesh is expecting its first megawatts of nuclear energy in the coming years, manufacture of different machinery and equipment of Rooppur Power Plant is running in full swing in Russia.According to a release received in Dhaka on Wednesday, some of the machinery and equipment have already reached in Bangladesh...

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REHAB greets PM for raising home loan limit

Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB) has thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the finance minister and the Bangladesh Bank governor for raising home loan limit to Tk 20 million, reports BSS.Considering the growing demand of house loan, the time-befitting decision of increasing house loan limit is really appreciable,...

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Biman waives cargo charge on onion import

The civil aviation and tourism ministry on Wednesday decided that the Biman Bangladesh Airlines will waive its cargo handling charge for any airlines that will import onion."Biman charges Tk 18 per kg for perishable goods, imported by any airlines, for its cargo handling services. We have decided to waive the...

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Workshop on e-Government Master Plan held

With a view to sharing suggestions of e-Government Master Plan report and its implementation strategy, a dissemination workshop on 'e-Government Master Plan for Digital Bangladesh' was held in the city on Wednesday, reports BSS.Senior Secretary of ICT Division N M Zeaul Alam, Country Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency Hyun-Gue...

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RAKUB subsidiary disburses Tk 691.1 million SME loan

The SME Financing Company Limited has disbursed Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) loan worth Tk 691.1 million (Tk 69.11 crore) aimed at promoting the sector in different potential areas of Rajshahi region during the last 16 months till October.The company also recovered loan of Tk 639.1 million (Tk 63.91 crore)...

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Kamal seeks more Turkish investment in Bangladesh

Finance Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal has sought more Turkish investment in Bangladesh's various sectors, reports BSS.The finance minister said this in Turkish capital Ankara where he attended the Bangladesh-Turkey Joint Economic Commission meeting on Wednesday, according to an official release.Kamal called for Turkish investment in abundance in Bangladesh's...

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Country on right track to achieve SDGs: Maleque

With electricity facility in every house, US $1,888 per capita income, 8.13 per cent GDP growth and decreasing rate of infernal and maternal mortality, Bangladesh is on the right track to achieve the SDG goals by 2030.This was stated by Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque while addressing an...

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'Govt wants to train young entrepreneurs to make them successful'

The government wants the young entrepreneurs of the country not just to run for jobs but also willing to train them to become successful entrepreneurs, State Minister for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak said at an event in the city.Palak also said that a lot of...

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Facebook, Messenger, Instagram users experience outages in UK

Users are reporting major Facebook outages, with a concentration of the lost services focused in the northeastern United States, alongside outages reported in the UK and California, according to Downdetector.com, reports bdnews24.comThe outages began to be reported earlier this week, and included complaints that the social networking site's popular messaging...

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City Bank Chairman Aziz Al Kaiser (4th from R)

City Bank Chairman Aziz Al Kaiser (4th from R) inaugurating The White Canary Café's third outlet at the bank's head office in the city recently while Managing Director and CEO of the bank Mashrur Arefin (5th from R) was present, among others. The bank's customers and staff members will get...

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