Sheikh Hasina: Daughter of Democracy and Herald of Change

She gave the nation a new vision – Vision 2021, transforming Bangladesh into a middle-income country. She gave Bangladeshis the dream of Digital Bangladesh- an IT-based country. Four decades into independence, she has brought solace to 3 million martyrs and their families by initiating the much-awaited war crimes trial. Prime Minister She...

Padma Bridge boosting the economy of Southern region

From shiny new factories, increased profits, and more employment opportunities to a slew of new tourists, the Padma Bridge has already begun transforming the landscape of the Southwest in many different ways, while also giving a boost to Mongla Port. On the industrial side, Barishal will also be making several firsts, including its first-ever g...

Sheikh Hasina's Indispensability in Bangladesh's Development

Pranab Kumar Panday: In the wake of political upheaval in 2006, Bangladeshis endured an interim government for nearly two years. A caretaker government first promised citizens to hold free and fair elections within a reasonable time frame. However, after seizing control of the country, the ruling elite developed a case of hubris. Detaining the ...

Padma Bridge opens door to opportunities

The dream of establishing road connectivity between the southwestern part of Bangladesh and the capital city came true after the opening of the long-waited Padma Bridge in June. But it will take time to make the most out of the country's longest bridge since a supportive infrastructure is yet to be built in the region, home to 21 districts. Un...

'Pakistan leadership can learn many lessons from Bangladesh'

Bangladesh has experienced significant economic transformation, which can be attributed to its leadership, reads an article published in The Express Tribune. Pakistan’s leadership can learn many lessons from Bangladesh’s experience and the main takeaway should be that Sheikh Hasina prioritised economic growth, which is crucial for b...

Bangladesh template for development success: Financial Times

A recent article, published by British daily the Financial Times, said the rise of Bangladesh as a "development success story," is "a template for a host of African nations." Bangladesh offers a glimpse of what is genuinely possible and a rebuke to those who see past national performance as a guide to future prospects, reads the article by Davi...

From Father to Daughter: The Story of Bangladesh's Surprising Rise in South Asia

The infrastructural and economic development of Bangladesh in the last era is a surprise to the whole world today. The UN resolution states: If this trend of development in Bangladesh continues, it will soon be enlisted as a developed country from a developing one. This change in Bangladesh compared to the South Asian countries is an unprecedent...

Bangladesh-Denmark enters new chapter of cooperation marking 50yrs of diplomatic relations

A new chapter of cooperation on multilateral sectors of mutual benefits that included energy and technology between Bangladesh and Denmark has started marking the 50 years of diplomatic relations between the countries. The observation came when visiting Crown Princess of Denmark Mary Elizabeth Donaldson and Danish Minister for Development and C...

8th Five Year Plan: En Route to a Prosperous Bangladesh

8th Five Year Plan: En Route to a Prosperous Bangladesh

None can stop Bangladesh's advancement: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday expressed her firm conviction that none can stop the indomitable pace of the country's advancement as it has become a "role model" of development before the world. "Bangladesh is an independent country. None can ever stop the indomitable pace of Bangladesh's advancement. It is much needed to march Banglade...

Bangabandhu built the foundations of Bangladesh- Sheikh Hasina taking it forward

Bangabandhu built the foundations of Bangladesh- Sheikh Hasina taking it forward

Bangladesh on Road to Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030

Hiren Pandit: According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the average per capita income of the people of Bangladesh stood at $2554 at the end of the outgoing fiscal year (2020-2021). The per capita income has increased by $327 in the past four months of the current financial year. Most of the world’s economies have seen negati...

Bangladesh signs three agreements with France

Bangladesh and France signed three agreements on financial assistance and technical cooperation on the second day of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's five-day state visit to this friendly European country yesterday (Wednesday). As per two agreements, France will provide 330 million Euro to Bangladesh to support its development projects. Of the 3...

Father-Daughter Chemistry in Bangladesh's Development

Pranab Kumar Panday: Bangabandhu was characteristically a strong leader. From a very young age, he was a follower of truth and determined to fight lies. When he was in school at a young age, he once confronted the district education officer and argued about the students' interests. We witnessed his protesting character at different times in his...

Awami League at 72: People’s Expectation

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: Bangladesh Awami League (AL), a moniker associated with millions of Bangladeshis' emotions, is one of the subcontinent's oldest political parties. The party celebrated its 72nd founding anniversary on June 23. The party, founded in 1949 by some progressive Muslim League leaders, including Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, played a...

Major targets of 8th five-year plan (2020-2025)

Major targets of the 8th five-year plan (2020-2025) formulated by Sheikh Hasina-led Bangladesh Awami League government - Economic growth rate to reach 8.51% by 2025 - 11.33 million people will get employed within 2025 - By 2025, 3.2 million people will be employed overseas - Poverty and extreme poverty rate will drop down to 15.6% and 7....

Mujib Barsha Webinar lauds Bangabandhu’s leadership strengths, Sheikh Hasina’s development focus

Speakers and guests have lauded the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s leadership strengths and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s politics of development at a webinar titled, ‘Liberation of Bangladesh and the Dream of Sonar Bangla’. The webinar was organised by the Bangladesh Embassy in Amman, Jordan as...

More people are happy with Awami League's governance: IRI Survey

More people are happy with the Awami League’s governance now, a year after it took office for an unprecedented third term with a landslide in the 2018 general election, a new nationwide opinion poll shows. The poll, conducted by US-based International Republican Institute or IRI Center for Insights in Survey Research, shows heightened sup...

Awami League's Pro People Development Activities

Engr. Khondkar Abdus Saleque Bangladesh is riding on a rough terrain of development highway over the past decade . One of the main reason of achieving impressive economic growth at the annual rate of around 7% is made possible for significant improvement of power generation and supply over the past decade . The development partners, donor agenc...

ECNEC approves six projects worth Tk 7,312 crore

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved six development projects with an outlay of Taka 7,312 crore. The approval came at the regular meeting of the ECNEC held at the NEC Conference Room with its Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Planning Minister M A Mannan, after the meeting, bri...