Rejaul Karim Byron | The Daily Star
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  • Padma Bridge

    10 Mega Projects: Five pick up pace, finally

    After initial delay, half of the 10 first track mega projects have finally gotten some momentum, ushering hope for positive change in the country’s economy and people’s livelihood.
  • China-funded Projects: Joint body to probe slow pace

    A joint working group will be formed to probe the slow progress of the 27 projects involving around $20 billion that China had agreed to provide during President Xi Jinping’s Dhaka visit in October 2016.
  • Govt formulates strategy to raise revenue collection

    The government has devised a strategy to ramp up revenue collection by Tk 60,000 crore in the new fiscal year in order to help the National Board of Revenue (NBR) reach its tax mobilisation goal.
  • Subsidy burden gets heavier

    The government’s subsidy expenditure has soared 29.36 percent to Tk 46,385 crore this fiscal year largely due to its concessions on demands from pressure groups.
  • India-funded $7.5b projects move at snail’s pace

    Projects involving about $7.5 billion under the three Indian lines of credit are progressing slowly owing to lengthy processes in land acquisition, change in design and delays in hiring consultants and document preparation.