Rejaul Karim Byron

August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021

$250m currency swap: Sri Lanka gets first tranche of $50m this week

The central bank will lend $50 million to under-pressure Sri Lanka this week as part of Bangladesh’s efforts to support the Island nation suffering from a foreign exchange crisis.

August 14, 2021
August 14, 2021

Funds for Vaccine Purchase: Disbursement remains slow

The unavailability of doses is once again posing as the sole reason behind the slow disbursement of the Tk 14,200 crore fund allocated for Covid-19 vaccine procurement in the budget for the current...

August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021

Learning Loss in Pandemic: Govt to buy digital contents for students

The government is going to buy digital contents containing interactive and communicative lessons to help secondary students tap the potentials of distance learning.

August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021

Govt plans 5G for Dhaka this year

The government is undertaking a project involving about Tk 200 crore to roll out fifth-generation or 5G mobile network on a limited scale in Dhaka by the end of this year.

August 10, 2021
August 10, 2021

Govt to build Tk 1,511cr solar power plant

The government is going to set up the country’s biggest solar power plant in Madarganj upazila of Jamalpur, in a move to raise the share of renewable energy in total power generation to 10 per cent...

August 10, 2021
August 10, 2021

Tk 2,140cr project to revive Teletalk

The government is set to give a lifeline to Teletalk as the loss-making mobile phone operator looks to make a turnaround by winning customers through modernisation, network expansion and the launch...

August 9, 2021
August 9, 2021

Economic woes to linger

Bangladesh’s economy may continue to suffer under the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the current fiscal year due to vaccine shortages and the government’s incapability to enforce a strict lockdown,...

August 8, 2021
August 8, 2021

Private investment hits a trough

Private investment in Bangladesh fell to its lowest level in 14 years in the last fiscal year owing to the lingering uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic and continuing structural...

August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021

Economy hit harder than thought

The economy grew 3.51 per cent in the fiscal year 2019-20, the slowest pace of expansion in three decades, as the pandemic wreaked havoc across the country, according to the final figure of state...

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

ADP spending rebounds

Development spending in Bangladesh rebounded in the last fiscal year although the implementation rate was still one of the lowest in three decades because of the disruption caused by the...