Sunday, 17 January, 2021, 3:56 AM
Mizanur Rahman
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Serving the Daily Observer  since March ’2014.



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Tk 31,290cr garment orders cancelled between Mar and DecAt least Tk 31,290 crore export orders of the readymade garment (RMG) sector from March 2020 to December 2020 were cancelled due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic world wide.  Nasir Uddin, Vice President of the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) told the Daily Observer, "We are facing huge losses due to cancelled export ...
New Exhibition Center Ready
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DITF to open at Purbachal on March 15 The government is preparing to hold Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF-2021) on its permanent campus at Purbachal from March 15 or 16. The construction work of 'Bangladesh China Friendship Exhibition Center' in Purbachal is almost completed. Last minute fixing is going on now. The Commerce Ministry has taken over control of Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center ...
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ECNEC likely to approve a digital economic project todayThe Department of Information and Communication Technology has sent a proposal to the Planning Commission for approval to set up a digital government platform at a cost of Tk 2600 crore. Titled as Enhancement of Digital Government and Economy (EDGE), the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) is likely to approve the project ...
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Recruiting agency ‘robs’ 6 offering jobs abroad, 2 conmen on the runThe dream of making a fortune drove Khorshed Alam, Sorok Mia, Ismail, Nizamuddin, Moinuddin and Jamal from Manoharganj of Sreepur in Cumilla to apply for job in Malaysia like several lakh other Bangladeshis. One of the six aspirant migrants is Khorshed and his uncle Abdur Rahman who assured the six young boys of the opportunity ...
Second Wave Of Covid-19
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Govt plans another stimulus package of Tk 10,000 to Tk 15,000 crore The government is going to announce another incentive package of Tk 10,000 to Tk 15,000 crore for the second wave of Covid-19. The Financial Institutions Division is working on a policy in this regard, Finance Ministry sources said. Meanwhile, the people concerned are talking about ensuring proper structure of incentive package distribution. Because, if the ...
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ECNEC likely to approve Eighth Five-Year Plan today  The Planning Commission has finalized the draft Eighth Five-Year Plan to be implanted from 2021 and the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) is expected to approve the plan at a meeting today to be held at NEC building at Planning Commission.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will virtually preside over the meeting from her ...
Fighting Corona Menace
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ECNEC is likely to approve rural hand washing project todayThe government has taken a special initiative to promote hand washing, improved sanitation    and such other health cleaning practices in rural areas to protect people from the growing infection of Coronavirus. The Planning Commission sources said through this hand washing, safe water supply and sanitation facilities mainly targets the rural underprivileged in villages, it will ...
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Corona causes labour market crunchLabour markets at home and abroad are still under the grip of panic with coronavirus wreaking havoc on the country's economy.Over six months people have been grappling with unemployment with many industries remaining shut for months and others running on limited scale.The country has now a total of 26 lakh unemployed people and the ratio ...
Infrastructure Project Revision
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Cost of Kazi Nazrul Islam University to almost doubleExpenditure for infrastructure development project of Natioanl Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam University has been proposed to increase by around 71 percent or Tk 349.22 under a revised project. Total project will rise to Tk 840.56 crore as a result of it.  According to Planning Commission sources the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) ...
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Govt to improve Jessore, Syedpur, Shah Makdum airportsThe government is going to take up renovation and upgradation work of runway surface of Jessore, Syedpur and Shah Makhdum Airport in Rajshahi now showing cracks at many places and their lighting system.The Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry has taken the project worth Tk 566 crore in this regard. The official sources said once the ...
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