Apr 202016

Robi introduces free WiFi services in commuter buses, taxicabs in Dhaka.

Robi Axiata Limited has initially introduced a free WiFi internet services to 100 buses and 100 taxicabs in the capital.
The WiFi services have been launched under a massive project undertaken to facilitate internet access across the country, using WiFi hotspots.
State Minister for Posts and Telecommunication Division Tarana Halim formally inaugurated the Robi project at a city hotel yesterday.
Robi’s Managing Director & CEO, Supun Weerasinghe and Chief Corporate and People Officer (CCPO), Matiul Islam Nowshad and other high officials of the company attended the inaugural ceremony. Over the next 6 months, the company is going to provide high-speed WiFi services to 500 top restaurants, cafes and retail outlets, 100 educational institutions, 10 public places (airports and railway stations) and also over 350 buses, taxis and trains.  Continue Reading …

Apr 122016

Boutique, fashion warehouse business booms ahead of Pohela Boishakh.

The country’s boutique and fashion warehouses expect 20% more sales than the previous years on the occasion of the upcoming Bangla New Year, thanks to the introduction of a new festival allowance for the government employees amid political stable situation.
The government has announced a festival allowance for the Bangla New Year for all its employees to be calculated at 20% of the basic pay. According to the Eight Pay Scale, the government has to pay Tk317 crore as bonus to its employees.
While visiting several shopping spots in different areas of the capital, it was found that all the shops and boutique houses were over crowded just few days ahead of Bangla New Year scheduled to be observed on April 14 amid huge festivity.  Continue Reading …    

Sep 282015

Prime Minister asks financial assistance for help developing countries to achieves SDGs.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the international community to extend financial, technological, and financial assistance to help developing countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
She made this appeal in a statement during the closing session of the UN Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda at the UN headquarters on Sunday, a BSS report said.
She underlined Bangladesh success in meeting the Millennium Development Goals and said there was no alternative to international cooperation in achieving the newly adopted SDG goals.

“We must realise the Agenda recognizing the different national circumstances, capacities and levels of development. Respecting national policies, priorities and policy space would be equally important. In order to sustain our progress and truly transform, we will have to address inequalities in all forms across the Agenda.”
She also stressed transparency in the workings of international trade and financial institutions.
She said the achievement of the MDGs had “helped Bangladesh to advance towards graduation as a Middle Income Country”.     
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Jul 222015

Paypal is comming to Bangladesh.

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PayPal, a global leader in e-commerce, is coming to Bangladesh.

Most of its services, specially its online payments systems, will be available here within this year, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak says.

PayPal is one of the world's largest internet payment companies.

Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to traditional paper methods like cheques and money orders.

Palak says he had discussed with PayPal's vice-president to extend the company's business to Bangladesh at the earliest.
"We had a very effective meeting with Vice President of PayPal today in San Jose, California. We explained in detail Bangladesh government's policies & regulatory reforms and business opportunities for PayPal," Palak observed in his Facebook posting.

He said PayPal agreed to launch Xoom's operations in Bangladesh within this quarter



Jul 212015

Cox'S Bazar

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L’article paru dans Dhaka Tribune est l’occasion de visiter Cox’ Bazar.
‘The cabinet’s approval of the Cox’s Bazar Development Authority Act is an important step forward’.
Cox’s Bazar est situé à 150 Km au sud de Chittagong – port industriel du sud du Bangladesh – devenu le deuxième site mondial de démantèlement naval qui s’opère dans des conditions très peu écologiques. Depuis la fin des années 1960, une véritable industrie de démolition navale (shipbreaking) s’y est développée.
Cox’s Bazar dans le coin sud-est du Bangladesh a tout pour en faire une destination de vacances idéale avec plus de 100 km de sable.
Cox’s Bazar a la plus longue plage naturelle ininterrompue du monde.
Avec son inhabituelle longue plage de sable et à proximité à d'autres domaines d'intérêt pour les visiteurs, il a un énorme potentiel pour continuer à grandir en tant que destination touristique majeure.
Elle aurait le potentiel suffisant pour rivaliser avec d'autres destinations de vacances comme Pattaya en Thaïlande ou Galle au Sri Lanka



Jul 202015

Ensure planning makes tourism sustainable.

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The cabinet’s approval of the Cox’s Bazar Development Authority Act is an important step forward.
It is overdue for there to be an active master-plan and framework in place to oversee the development of Cox’s Bazar.
With its unusually long sandy beach and closeness to other areas of interest to visitors, it has huge potential to keep growing as a major tourist destination.
We welcome the government’s move to encourage public-private partnerships to develop new infrastructure and facilities under a comprehensive 10 year master-plan.
Past lack of oversight and strategy has allowed a lot of unplanned development and poorly managed operations to undermine the resort city’s attractiveness, and worsen local pollution



Jul 062015

Cox's Bazar development act gets final nod

The cabinet has given final approval to the draft of Cox’s Bazar Development Authority Act 2015.
The draft was approved in a cabinet meeting held on Monday with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Earlier, the cabinet approved the draft of Cox’s Bazar Development Authority Act last year. The government is to form Cox’s Bazar Development Authority, a body which will administer the transformation of the beach town into a city with modern amenities as part of development projects.


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