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Bangladesh offered lands in Sri Lanka for jute cultivation

Bangladesh has received a request from Sri Lanka on jute cultivation in its northwestern province Puttalam where Colombo assured of giving long-term lease of lands. The request came in a meeting between Sri Lankan President Mohinda Rajapaksa and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here today, reports BSS. Sheikh Hasina is now in Colombo to attend Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM). bd-LankaThe Prime Minister expressed Bangladesh's interest in extending cooperation in cultivating unused lands in the down-south and east a...

Myanmar trades the least with Bangladesh

Myanmar exchanged the least border trade with Bangladesh among its four neighboring countries in this fiscal year, according to Myanmar Ministry of Commerce. bdesh-myanmar-flagThe country’s border trade with four neighboring countries such as China, India, Thailand and Bangladesh in FY 2013-14 from April 1 to November 11 received $ 2.7 billion, with the border trade with Bangladesh only receiving around $ 6 million. The ministry said Myanmar exchanged the most border trade with China, followed by Thailand as the second largest. ...

Agartala Check Post to be inaugurated on Nov 17

The inauguration of the Integrated Check Post at Agartala along the Akhaura-Agartala part of the India-Bangladesh border will take place on November 17, an official release of the High Commission of India said here today. Sushil Kumar Shinde, Home Minister of India, Dr. Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Home Minister of Bangladesh, Shajahan Khan, Shipping Minister of Bangladesh and Manik Sarkar, Chief Minister of Tripura will jointly inaugurate the integrated check post (ICP). The Agartala ICP houses all regulatory agencies including Immigration, Customs and border security forces, reports BSS. bd-india

Women’s participation in economic activities stressed

Speakers at a sewing machine distribution ceremony have stressed for enhanced participation of the womenfolk in economic activities for income generation to ensure women development and empowerment. They were addressing the ceremony arranged for distribution of 25 sewing machines free of costs among 25 unemployed and distressed women by Goddimari union parishad at its hall room under Hatibandha upazila in Lalmonirhat on Tuesday afternoon. Authority of the union parishad distributed the sewing machines among the beneficiary women of ward No-9 under assistances of the Local Governance Support Project (LGSP) to assist them attaining self-reliance through income generation activities, reports BSS.