infrastructure

October 19, 2022
October 19, 2022

The art of tolerance in Dhaka

Some say that living in Dhaka is not easy and for those who have lived here for years, nothing is easy. In fact, living in this city makes it easier to tolerate any other inconvenience with a hair-flip. Someone spat inches away from your feet? Tolerate. It landed on you? Wipe and move on. The world might have a fancy word like noise pollution for needlessly honking cars but we know it for what it really is — soothing white noise that one could even fall asleep to. Which happens often, during the long respites the city graciously bestows on us to and from work every day without fail. We lovingly call them traffic jams.

September 5, 2022
September 5, 2022

‘Bangladesh can’t wait forever to resolve the Teesta issue’

The next stage of Bangladesh-India relations should involve long-term, innovative projects.

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

Building the 'infrastructure' of the mind

Just as we need the most modern infrastructure for a fast-growing economy so also we need a robust “infrastructure of the mind” to build an advanced knowledge-based society whose fundamental features consists of the ability to differ on the basis of knowledge and think critically on the basis of reason.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Focus on fast-track projects

The government has given top priority to eight fast-track mega projects in the upcoming budget, setting aside Tk 18,727 crore for them.

May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016

Lack of infrastructure impeding growth

The true potential of the economy is not being realised because the infrastructure of the country remains inadequate in terms of skilled manpower...

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

Goal ambitious but achievable

Bangladesh's target to double its apparel exports by next five years is daunting but achievable if the country can fix infrastructure bottlenecks, boost productivity and attract investment. “The target is very simple, but a challenging one,” said Sharif As-Saber, a Bangladeshi professor at RMIT University, an Australia-based public university.

December 30, 2015
December 30, 2015

Middlemen take it all

In a seminar on food security and media's role, representatives from the government and other stakeholders discussed the problems...

November 30, 2015
November 30, 2015

Quader for borderless connectivity among BBIN

Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has batted for “borderless connectivity” with Bhutan, India and Nepal to “achieve fruit of the transport corridor” among these nations.

August 5, 2015
August 5, 2015

India extends $1b credit by $62m

India today announced to increase the cash amount of the $1 billion credit line for Bangladesh that was given mostly to boost connectivity.

May 30, 2015
May 30, 2015

Modi speeds up capital spending in April to push growth

Prime Minister Modi ramps up spending on roads, railways and rural infrastructure in April to boost economic growth, after $19 billion in cuts brought public investment shuddering to a halt at the end of the last fiscal year.