The government, with the assistance of the World Bank, has undertaken an initiative for effective management of river information nationwide, and restoration of selected rivers.

The United Nations (UN) System (WFP, UNDP and UNICEF) has extended its support to 14,000 cyclone Aila affected families still living on embankments in Bangladesh.
Drawing assistance from the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), the UN agencies will work to distribute food, assist with shelter and implement basic Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and nutrition interventions, sa

Ministry of power, energy and mineral resources on Thursday sought World Bank's support to install a 450 megawatt combined cycle dual-fuel peaking plant instead of 300 MW simple cycle plant.In a meeting with the WB officials, Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, the secretary of power division on Thursday made the proposal and sought bank's support to implement the government plan.

Russia's agriculture industry faces losses of over one billion dollars after a record drought destroyed over a quarter of its crops, an official said yesterday. "The losses amount to about 32.7 billion rubles (1.07 billion dollars)," Deputy Agriculture Minister Alexander Petrikov was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying.

Bangladesh will face severe water challenge within next couple of decades due to random contamination of surface and underground water, absence of comprehensive water sharing with neighboring countries and mismanagement in preserving rain water.
According to water experts, although the whole world is seriously thinking of conserving their water resources for ensuring water security, Bangladesh is

A high-level technical consultative meeting that will begin in Nepal today (Wednesday) is likely to adopt a 10-year roadmap for adaptation to climate change in the eastern Himalayas sub-region for ensuring food, water and energy security.
The 3-day consultative meeting on Sacred Himalayas for Water, Livelihood, and Bio-cultural Heritage will be held in Kathmandu.

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith Thursday proposed Taka 8,149 crore for health and family welfare for fiscal 2010-11, focusing his government's pledge on cutting malnutrition, ensuring better service at the community level and growing required human resources.
"With a view to providing better health services to the people, recruitment of 6,391 health assistants has been completed during th

The government allocated Tk 267 crore for implementing 20 approved projects meant for tackling impacts the global climate change on life and livelihood and the ecology of the country.
A meeting of the high-profile Trusty Board on Climate Change Thursday made the allocation for the government-approved climate schemes.
Earlier, the Board had allocated Tk 52 crore for five projects relate to climat

Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury Tuesday said the government would cautiously introduce gene technology based crops varieties in the country in order to increase food production for attaining food security.
She urged the private sector entrepreneurs for coming up with big investments in gene technology based seeds business for benefiting them side by side helping the farmers increase fa

Bangladesh as a most vulnerable country will seek 15 percent of the US$ 30 billion fund agreed at the Copenhagen climate conference to tackle the adverse impact of the changing climate.