Bangladesh on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China to set up a 1320 MW coal-based power plant in Patuakhali, a location also close to the Sundarbans, reports UNB.

In Bangladesh, up to 65 percent of tubewell water is contaminated by fecal pathogens although the level of contamination is low, according to a recent study of icddr,b., report UNB.

A total of 15 percent infants up to three months old are underweight, a study revealed on Wednesday, reports BSS.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday organized a meeting approving seven development projects, held at the NEC conference room in city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar w

Freshwater dolphins, popularly known as shusuk, are disappearing fast from the country’s rivers due to illegal catching and the loss of their habitats caused by reduced river

The World Bank is providing support to the government of Bangladesh to increase the supply of safe water in rural areas, reports UNB.

All the slums in the city will be brought under the water supply network by 2015, said LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Sayed Ashraful Islam to the Jatiya Sangshad.

Bangladesh will receive US$ 600 million as concessional financing from the World Bank to improve the quality of electricity supply in the rural areas in the eastern part of the country.

The Cabinet Purchase Committee on Sunday approved nine proposals including appointment of a South Korean contractor to implement a mega project for water supply in Khulna city, reports UNB.

The World Bank Board has approved $ 600 million for Bangladesh to improve the country’s “quality” of power supply in rural areas, reports