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$ 150m World Bank grant for health

The World Bank said on Sunday it has approved US$150 million in additional financing to help improve Bangladesh's health systems and services, bringing its total support for health projects in the country to US$508.9 million. The support will help the government address health sector challenges, including sustaining and improving immunization coverage, improving deliveries for pregnant women at public wbhealth facilities and tackling multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, the World Bank said in a statement. Bangladesh has reduced under-fiv...

WB grants to strengthen BD college education

The World Bank today approved $213 million for two projects in Bangladesh to improve weather and climate information services and to strengthen college education provided through affiliates of the National University. The $113 million Weather and Climate Services Regional Project will help Bangladesh provide reliable weather, water and climate forecasts and enable communities, especially farmers, to access weather information services easily. The $100 million College Education Development Project will help improve the teaching and learning environment of government and non-government colleges affiliated with the National University. ‘To reach middle-income country status by 2021, Bangladesh needs to focus on priority areas, which include creating a skilled and competent workforce,...

WB to provide $ 176m fund to help poor farmers

The government on Tuesday signed a $176-million deal with the World Bank (WB) to help more than a million of its poor farmers boost output and gain better access to markets. Funding from the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) will increase and diversify the productivity of crops, livestock and fisheries, Farmer besides enhancing market access, the World Bank said in a statement. "This project will help achieve food security, improve resilience to climate change, and enhance nutrition through safer and ...

Qatar Charity finishes Bangladesh projects

Qatar Charity (QC) has completed development projects to provide basic services and livelihoods to the needy in Datyabara in Bangladesh. The projects included establishing a school for preparatory and secondary students, a health centre, a mosque, a centre for reciting the Holy Quran, a home for social care, and surface water wells. Agricultural lands were also distributed to 30 needy families under an income generation programme. More than 5,000 people are benefiting. [caption id="attachment_23323" align="alignleft" width="540"]QC Students ...

Spanning decades cements Bangladesh-China relationship

Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is situated on the northeastern bank of the Buriganga river and for centuries the river had remained a hurdle in reaching the capital. Finally this major hurdle was overcome by China building a bridge so that people on both banks could easily cross the river, making life easier for all. The construction of the first Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge, with a span of more than 917 padma bridgemeters in length, began in October 1986, and was completed in February 1989. Seven mo...

New trade portal makes business easier in Bangladesh

With the launch of its new trade portal, the government of Bangladesh’s is making import and export information more easily accessible to traders interested in doing business in the country. The portal, a website that provides documents and information on the trade process, is hosted by the Ministry of Commerce with support from the World Bank Group and is expected to accelerate growth in Bangladesh and increase investments. The Bangladesh Trade Portal will make it easier for traders and investors to comply with regulatory requirements associated with the importation and exportation of goods as well as