Tag Archives: Bangladesh

World Bank sees Bangladesh GDP growing at 5.1% in FY22

Private consumption, the main engine of growth, is supported in the country by normalising activity, moderate inflation, and rising ready-made garment exports, the global lender said in its  June 2021 Global Economic Prospects published on Tuesday. In the South Asia region excluding India, the recovery is expected to be weaker than its historical growth average,… Read More »

Blame game begins over deadly speedboat crash in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority or BIWTA says it was the River Police’s job to keep the speedboat services from continuing services while the River Police pointed the accusing finger at BITWA. BIWTA has formed a committee to investigate the accident. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has promised action against those found negligent in the… Read More »

Bangladesh workers want public transport ban to go, announce protests

The transport ban has left at least 50 percent of the workers unemployed, while the government kept shops and malls open in the pandemic lockdown, according to Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation. They urged the government to allow the public transports to run with half of their seats vacant, a requirement under the health protocols.… Read More »