Sohel Parvez | The Daily Star
  • Sohel Parvez

  • Solar panel installation rising sans proper disposal policy

    Bangladesh is set to see a rising volume of waste from solar photo-voltaic panels in the coming years, which in the absence of absence of proper disposal and management pose risks to the environment and humans.
  • Commerce ministry seeks VAT, duty cuts on edible oil, sugar

    The commerce ministry has requested the revenue authority to cut the value-added tax on edible oil and slash tariff on raw sugar imports to keep their prices stable during upcoming Ramadan when demand soars.
  • Edible oil prices hauled up by VAT

    The imposition of value-added tax (VAT) and advance tax (AT) in the value chain of edible oil are contributing to the spike in prices of the essential cooking ingredient, said a Bangladesh Tariff Commission report.
  • Widening revenue shortfall raises alarm

    Revenue collection deficit from target widened further in November despite the pace of overall collection growth last month compared with October, according to provisional data of the National Board of Revenue (NBR).
  • Concord excited about govt move to phase out clay bricks

    The government move to make the use of blocks mandatory in public construction will boost manufacturing of environment-friendly construction materials and encourage private businesses to invest in the sector, said the chief of a top realtor.