Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government would set up special economic zones in all seven divisional headquarters.
The Prime Minister said this when the Board of Directors of Chittagong Chamber and Commerce and Industries (CCCI) led by its President Murshed Murad Ibrahim met her at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) at noon.
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Abul Kalam Az

The Government is working with the World Bank and other stakeholders to design the proposed Integrated Fisheries Livelihood Project.
The project will aim to increase the productivity and sustainable management of inland and marine capture fisheries resources, and improve the net incomes and livelihoods of local fishing communities.
The proposed project aims to improve the livelihood of at least

A four-year long big project is being implemented by the department of fisheries (DoF) at 135 upazilas of 23 districts of the country.
Started from July, 2010, the project is aimed at enhancing fish production in the country to meet the growing demand for the nutrition of the people through utilizing the existing water bodies of the country.
Besides, the project is expected to help the local fis

Dhaka WASA will need Tk 108.5 billion (US$ 1.55 billion) in next ten years to implement projects for meeting the demand for water by the growing population of the capital city.
Some US$ 1550 million investment is required for three water treatment plants of Saidabad, Pagla and Khilkhet during the next ten years, said Managing Director of Dhaka WASA Engr Taqsem A Khan on Thursday.
He informed thi

Bangladesh Thursday initiated an agreement with Russia for installing a 2000 MW nuclear power plant at Rooppur in Pabna.
Secretary to the Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology Abdur Rob Howlader, and ICT and Deputy Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation, ROSATOM, Nickolay Spasskiy, initialed the deal on behalf of their respective governments at Bangladesh A

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) is going to implement a waste management programme on pilot basis aimed at transforming the urban wastes into resources with the ultimate goal of building a carbon-free habitable Rajshahi metropolis through reducing the emission of greenhouse gas.
According to the sources concerned, the two-year project titled "Programmatic Clean Development Mechanism" will be impl

A Russian private company has offered the government to set up a 450 MW gas-based combined cycle power plant at Ghorasal Power Station and also to renovate some existing plants there converting those into combined cycle from simple cycle.
A visiting delegation of the Moscow-based Engineering Centre UES came up with the offer during a meeting with State Minister for Power and Energy Mohammad Enamu

The World Bank would provide Tk 250 crore to Bangladesh as a grant for financing the strengthening of regional cooperation for wildlife conservation project.
Supported by the World Bank, the project, which is the awaiting nod of the Planning Commission, will be implemented by four countries including Bangladesh.

Experts at a seminar on Saturday said one-fourth land of Bangladesh would submerge under saline waters if the sea level rise by one meter due to the adverse impacts of the ongoing climate changes.
They stressed the burning essence for conducting more research works on the alarming situations and proper application of the findings to adapt with the climate changes for ensuring long-term welfare of

The government has decided to construct sky train line in the capital City Dhaka to ensure mass transport and thus giving respite to the city dwellers from the nagging traffic jam.
The decision was taken at an inter-ministerial meeting on traffic jam in the capital held at the Ministry of Finance.