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Budget ‘imaginary’ to cause public sufferings

Describing the proposed national budget for the 2020-21 fiscal as an “imaginary, blunt and unimplementable” one, BNP on Friday said it will only inflict further sufferings on people at this time of coronavirus pandemic. The party also said the budget made the nation frustrated as it was not framed with any focus on protecting the lives and livelihoods of people and overcoming the current crisis, reports UNB. Speaking at a virtual press conference on the budget, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the government has proposed huge allocat...

Maldives eager to import sand from Bangladesh

The Maldives is eager to import sand from Bangladesh and sending more students to the country to pursue their studies in medical sciences in Bangladesh’s medical colleges. The High Commissioner of Maldives to Bangladesh Dr. Mohamed Asim expressed his country’s interest in this regard when he called on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam at Flag-Pins-Bangladesh-Maldivesthe latter’s office here, a foreign ministry press release said. During the meeting, the state mini...

ADB to lend $ 45m for water resource project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is part-funding expansion of a water resources project in southwest Bangladesh that has sharply increased agriculture production and benefited nearly 200,000 people, it said on Tuesday.
ADB is providing a $45 million loan and the government of the Netherlands is expected to give a grant of $7 million. Both provided initial funding for the scheme, which was approved in 2005. [caption id="attachment_20187" align="alignleft" width="540"]A farmer carries a stack of jute to be dried in Manikga...
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