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BD sends 10,000MT rice to Nepal quake survivors

The Bangladesh government on Sunday dispatched 10,000 MT rice as humanitarian assistance for survivors of the earthquake of 25 April 2015. This is the second consignment of rice being sent as humanitarian assistance by the government of Bangladesh for the quake survivors, according to a statement issued by the Personal Assistant to the Bangladeshi Ambassador to Nepal. The entire cost of sending the rice, including trabd-nepalnsportation by trucks from Bangladesh via Banglabandha (Bangladesh) to the warehouses of the Nep...

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...

Bangladesh allows jute export to Pakistan

Bangladesh has allowed export of 11,000 tons of jute to Pakistan, which was booked before exports were banned in November 2015, but shortage may still occur as Islamabad has not taken up the matter with Dhaka to get the issue resolved immediately, says a local industry official. “Pakistan Jute Mills Association will meet local demand after receiving jute consignments for which letters of credit were established before imposition of the ban on exports by the government of Bangladesh,” a spokesman for the association said in a statement on Thursday. With sufficient supply, he said, the jute industry would be in a position to meet the demand of federal and provincial governments this year.

India to open new waterways with Bangladesh

After Myanmar, India has kicked off the process to open new waterways with Bangladesh, a move that would facilitate the movement of people, goods and machinery between them and hugely help land-locked northeastern India. According to Union Minister for DoNER (Development of North Eastern Region) Jitendra Singh, India is prioritising multi-modal connectivity in the northeastern region, including water connectivity, and already 16 waterway projects, mostly involving Bangladesh, have been approved for this region. “To expedite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Act East Policy, multi-modal connectivity in the

Time-honored ties between Japan, Bangladesh

Japan is the single largest development partner of Bangladesh. The two countries are also engaged for the promotion of peace and prosperity through various bilateral and multilateral mechanisms. Financial and technical assistance from Japan has proved a force multiplier for Bangladesh in advancing its national development agenda. Now recent leaps forward in business relations have led to a rapid growth of trade and investment. Development partners [caption id="attachment_17274" align="alignleft" width="628"]bd-japan Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina shakes hands w...

India wants Mutual Legal Assistance treaty with BD

India today said its interaction in legal matters with Bangladesh can be further strengthened if the two countries sign a mutual legal assistance agreement. India’s views on the issue were conveyed by Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda to Chief Justice of Bangladesh Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha during a meeting here. “The Minister for Law and Justice expressed the view that our mutual interactions in legal bd-indiamatters will be further strengthened if India and Bangladesh are able to have a Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement,” a Law Ministry release s...