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Bangladesh celebrates 3 New Years this year

Sir Frank Peters

2020 will be a year full of fun, celebrations, and joyful activities.

It will be written in the annals of history, as the year Bengalis celebrated not one, not two, but three New Years! Yes, three! It might even warrant a Guinness Book of Records certificate.
Bangabandhu yearThe first New Year celebration has already been, gone, and given its annual due revelry treatment (January 01, 2...

LafargeHolcim posts 56pc growth in 2019

Rajesh Surana, Chief Executive Officer of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh (LHBL) said “2019 was a challenging year for the cement industry. The impact of increase in raw material costs and additional taxes was significant. Despite this Lafargeholcimimpact, LafargeHolcim demonstrated astrong performance trend. Our focus on improving operational efficiencies, driving commercial innovation and cost optimisation continues to be effective.  We are determined to build on this thrust and further increase value to our stakeholders...

8 projects worth Tk 10,468.24cr approved at ECNEC meeting

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a total of eight projects involving Taka 10,468.24 crore including a first revised project for constructing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge over River Jamuna with an additional cost of Taka 7,046.88 crore. The approval came from the 21st ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year held at the NEC Conference Room in the city’s Sher-E-Bangla Nagar area with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, reports BSS. ECNEC-1-696x...
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Women entrepreneurs in producing jute products

Bangladesh has taken a lead in women empowerment in South Asia as they are showing their competence and courage in starting new jute ventures, contributing to bringing a positive change in society. “It gives me an immense pleasure whenever I see satisfaction in the eyes of my international buyers,” said Afsoma Asif, a middle-aged women entrepreneur who manufactures and exports diversified jute products. jute goodsSoma, who achieved Outstanding Business Woman Award for her innovation in making various diversified jute ...

Bangladesh is moving forward

The opening of a new pharmacy dedicated to enriching the lives of the poor and selling only genuine quality medicines is good news in any part of the world. [caption id="attachment_27280" align="alignleft" width="540"]Fast First Pharmacy Photo shows L-R: Tarek Al Mamun (owner), Muhammad Shiplo (manager), Md. Mahbubul Haq, Secretary, Government of Bangladesh, Manha Al Mamum, foreign friend Sir Frank Peters, Sajjad Hossain and Afroza Akthar, pharmacy assistants.[/caption] Chief Guest Muhammad Mahbubul Haq, Sec...