blue economy

Blue bonds: An ocean of possibilities

Before delving into the matter of blue bonds, it is important to briefly understand the “blue economy” itself. Blue economy is a term in economics which relates to the preservation and exploration of the marine environment.

July 21, 2022
July 21, 2022

Form new authority to help tap blue economy: State Minister

State Minister for Planning Dr Shamsul Alam today (July 21, 2022) proposed forming a new authority – either a ministry or a division under a ministry -- to help tap the potentials of blue economy that remains untapped.

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

Blue bonds: An ocean of possibilities

Before delving into the matter of blue bonds, it is important to briefly understand the “blue economy” itself. Blue economy is a term in economics which relates to the preservation and exploration of the marine environment.

March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019

Promising sectors under blue economy identified

Twenty six sectors have been identified to exploit the promising sectors of the blue economy in Bangladesh, however almost all of them remained untapped for lack of proper initiatives.

May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

Blue Economy - Are we ready for it?

Blue economy means extraction of the resources of sea for the growth of an economy. Bangladesh has settled maritime boundary disputes with Myanmar in 2012 and with India in 2014 through an arbitral method. It is estimated that Bangladesh has acquired 118,813 square kilometres of the Bay of Bengal. The areas of resources include 200 nautical miles of exclusive economic zone and over 354 nautical miles of resources on seabed (continental shelf). It is estimated that the resources from the sea of Bangladesh constitute 81 percent of the resources existing in its land territory.

July 3, 2017
July 3, 2017

The rising stakes for ocean governance

World oceans play the crucial role of a life support in poverty alleviation, food security, human health, and curbing climate change.

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

Tripartite cooperation for Hilsa conservation

Bangladesh, India and Myanmar have agreed to work together for collaborative efforts to conserve Hilsa, the national fish of Bangladesh.