Bangladesh business

Bangladesh business leaders call for factories to reopen amid pandemic

Leaders of BGMEA, BKMEA, BTMEA, Dhaka Chamber and FBCCI made the request during a meeting with Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam at the secretariat on Thursday. They say prolonged shutdowns risk losing their share of the international market, disruptions in supply chains, port congestion and will have a global effect on the economy. “We have […]

Bangladesh business

US Chamber’s US-Bangladesh Business Council delivers essential COVID-19 supplies to Bangladesh

The Policy Times Dhaka Bureau:On Monday (July 26), U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires JoAnne Wagner and US-Bangladesh Business Council officials joined officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Directorate-General for Health Services in welcoming a special delivery of essential medical supplies to bolster the country’s response to COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE The medical supplies were donated by […]

Bangladesh business

US-Bangladesh Business Council donates medical supplies to Dhaka

The US-Bangladesh Business Council, in collaboration with the American NGO Project CURE, donated essential medical supplies to Dhaka to help strengthen the country’s fight against Covid-19. The donation includes 60 oxygen concentrators, variable positive air pressure units and other oxygen supplies, as well as device accessories, including 45,000 pieces of personal protective equipment, including KN95 […]

Bangladesh population

80% of the population of Bangladesh will be vaccinated by 2022: DGHS

Bangladesh health officials said on Sunday they had set a deadline to vaccinate 80% of Bangladesh’s total population of 170 million by 2022 as part of the government campaign to contain the Covid-19 situation. “We plan to vaccinate 80% of the total population of the country by 2022,” said director general of the general directorate […]

Bangladesh food

Bangladesh’s food imports reach second highest in 10 years

Floods of last year, pandemic-induced difficulties in the agricultural sector and inability to maintain a good food reserve behind the rise, officials say Bangladesh imported 6.6 million tonnes of food grains in the just ended 2020-21 fiscal year, hitting a three-year record. The import volume of this tax is also the second highest in a […]

Bangladesh travel

Bangladesh travel ban in Israel remained unchanged: FM

Bangladesh introduced new ePassports for its citizens, removing the words “except Israel” saying the change was only made to follow “international standards” while the travel ban in that country remained unchanged . “The changes were made to maintain global standards,” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters, but added that this “does not mean […]

Bangladesh business

Bangladesh business confidence shattered by outbreak of Covid (survey)

Posted: May 03, 2021 9:14:01 AM | Update: 03 May 2021 15:25:11 Industries are worried again about their future as business activities slowed in the second quarter of 2021 following a strong resurgence of Covid-19, according to a survey. According to the Business Confidence Index (BCI), calculated in the survey, the number of confident business […]