Rejaul Karim Byron | The Daily Star
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  • Covid-19 Stimulus Package: Disparity in disbursement

    Implementation of government’s stimulus package, announced to absorb the economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic, saw a mixed progress as around 26 percent of the massive Tk 111,141-crore scheme was disbursed in four months till July.
  • Covid-19 fallout: 68% lost jobs in Dhaka and Ctg

    Around 68 percent of the people who had to stop working in urban areas of Dhaka and Chattogram due to the pandemic have lost their jobs, according to a World Bank report.
  • Huge potential lies in electronic procurement

    Despite some loopholes, the implementation of an electronic system for public procurement, replacing paper-based lengthy process, has been a boon for Bangladesh as it is saving millions of dollars and reducing time in the bidding process, the World Bank said.
  • Govt procurement: Gifts, trips secure contracts

    Bidders need to give bribes in the form of financial benefits, arrange trips and host dinners for government officials to win public procurement contracts, says a World Bank report.
  • Ministries against holding back low-priority projects

    The planning ministry has expressed dissatisfaction over a decision to put on hold implementation of low-priority projects.