Nasrin Akter | The Daily Star
  • Nasrin Akter

  • Transforming ride-sharing into sustainable business

    The concept of demand responsive transportation (DRT) services, commonly known as ride-sharing services, is comparatively new in Bangladesh. Although traditional forms of on-demand transportation system were always available in several forms like car or truck rental, Bangladesh didn’t see ride-sharing services driven entirely by technology till 2016. By now, a few local and foreign ride-hailing services providers, namely Uber, Pathao, Shohoz Rides, Obhai, and PickMe are operating in Dhaka and Chittagong city.
  • Are we ready to compete with global e-commerce giants?

    The size of the e-commerce market in Bangladesh crossed the Tk 1,700-crore mark in 2017, which is not surprising due to the rapid changes of consumer behaviour facilitated by the growing adoption of internet, smartphones and handheld devices.