Bangladesh first planned industrial city

Bangladesh receives USD 20 bn investment proposals for its first planned industrial city

Bangladesh has received investment proposals worth around USD 20.13 billion from 153 investors, including those from China and Japan, for its first planned industrial city which it wants to develop as a world-class business and industrial center

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Disciplined and modern army helpful in consolidating democracy: Bangladesh Prime Minister

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Bangladesh is likely to receive a million doses of Astra-Zeneca Covid vaccines from the European Union,  Foreign Minister AK Abdul Monin said, adding the supply would be routed through the WHO’s COVAX

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Bangladesh records 17 percent growth in imports

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Over 40 percent people in Bangladesh don’t have safe drinking water at home

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Army patrolling Dhaka as seven-day lockdown begins in Bangladesh

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