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4 sectors to turn Bangladesh into developed country: USA

Dan W MozenaBangladesh has strong potential to grow up as a developed country economically, outgoing US Ambassador in Dhaka Dan W Mozena said today.

The US diplomat identified four sectors – apparel, tannery and labour, pharmaceuticals and information technology – which can boost Bangladesh’s economy “tremendously”.

Mozena was addressing a pre-departure press conference at the American Club in Dhaka.

The apparel sector immediately needs transformation with workers’ safety and welfare, better working condition and future plan, he said ahead of his departure after his 37-month tenure.

These will be incorporated in such a way so that no more disasters like Rana Plaza collapse and Tazreen Fashions Limited fire incidents occurred, he added.

He hoped that the US market will be flooded with the generic pharmaceuticals in next two or five years.

About information technology, Mozena said Bangladesh can also develop its software factories, he added.
The country can become an Indo-Pacific economic corridor utilising its geographical position, Mozena said.

Bangladesh will be the next Asian economic tiger, which is not a mythical but an ethical reality, he said.

“The education sector needs a historical revolution with the best and brightest teachers and the best salary that will be equipped with digital and multimedia facilities,” Mozena said.

About the US and Bangladesh present bilateral relation, he said it is broader, deeper and stronger ever than before.

Asked about any farewell meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Mozena said, “I have no idea”.

WB approves $1b for Bangladesh’s education, nutrition projects

The World Bank has approved approximately $1.1 billion for three projects in Bangladesh, said a WB press release today The fund would benefit almost 36 million people of the country by improving the quality of primary education, building coastal communities’ … read more

After Oil Spill in Bangladesh’s Unique Mangrove Forest, Fears About Rare Animals

On December 12, three days after a cargo vessel collided with a tanker, oil coats mangrove trees in the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh. The Sundarbans, extending into India, is a delta that forms the world's largest contiguous tidal mangrove forest—a haven for a spectacular diversity of animals.

More than 90,000 gallons of oil have spilled into the rivers and creeks of the Sundarbans region, threatening tigers, dolphins. Oil from a wrecked tanker is creating a disaster in the waters of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans, the largest contiguous tidal mangrove … read more

ADP implementation in Jul-Nov registers 21pc progress

The implementation of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) in the first five months (Jul-Nov) of the current fiscal year (FY15) has registered a 21 per cent progress, which was 20 per cent in the same period of the previous fiscal. … read more

Govt to construct Shantinagar-Jhilmil flyover costing Taka 1,000 cr

Shantinagar-Jhilmil flyover

Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain said the government has undertaken a project to construct Shantinagar-Jhilmil flyover at a cost of Taka 1,000 crore for direct and uninterrupted link with the city. “The 13 kilometre long Shantinagar-Jhilmil flyover … read more

Lima Climate Change Conference aimed at advancing a new global treat

Climate sumit peru

The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol is taking place from 1 to 12 December. COP 20/CMP … read more

Bangladesh one of the most vital partners of Korea: Lee Yun-young -

Bangladesh is one of the “most vital” partners of Korea in this region, Ambassador Lee Yun-young has said. – He said Seoul was focused on increasing bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, development cooperation, education and cultural exchanges with Dhaka for … read more

Gazprom International fulfils its drilling contracts in Bangladesh

Gazprom International, the sole specialised operator of Gazprom’s hydrocarbon prospecting, exploration and development projects outside the Russian Federation, has completed its obligations under drilling contracts with Bangladesh’s BAPEX, BGFCL and SGFL, subsidiaries of the national oil and gas corporation Petrobangla. … read more

Overview of the Russian-Bangladeshi Relations

Source : Russia (the USSR at that time) and Bangladesh started developing friendly and mutually beneficial ties in the early 70s, from the very first days of Bangladesh as an independent state. Diplomatic relations between the USSR and Bangladesh were … read more

Malaysia keen on low-cost housing project at Kamrangirchar

Hasina arrived in Kuala Lumpur earlier in the day on a three-day visit. Vellu met her at her suite in Hotel Grand Hyatt around 7:30pm local time. Malaysia has offered to build low-cost flats for people with low income under … read more