World Bank

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

World Bank gives $1 billion to boost trade in Bangladesh, Nepal

The World Bank today approved $1.03 billion of financing to help improve regional trade in Bangladesh and Nepal by reducing trade and transport costs and transit time along the regional corridors.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

Inflation might last for two years: World Bank chief

World Bank Group President David Malpass thinks it might take years to get prices back under control as the US and other economies face inflation rates not seen in decades.

June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022

World Bank says Padma Bridge to boost Bangladesh's economic growth

Padma Bridge will boost inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty in Bangladesh, said Mercy Tembon, country director of the World Bank for Bangladesh and Bhutan today.

June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022

“I’m Bangabandhu’s daughter; I’ll fulfil what I commit to InshAllah”

In response to criticism after the World Bank backed out of funding the Padma Bridge, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said, “I’m the daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. I’ll fulfil what I commit to InshAllah.”

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

“Yunus got highest opportunities from AL govt but betrayed Bangladesh”

Lambasting Dr Muhammad Yunus, PM Sheikh Hasina once again said the World Bank’s funding to the Padma multipurpose bridge project was stopped due to a person who got the highest opportunities from the Awami League government but betrayed the people of Bangladesh.

June 12, 2022
June 12, 2022

Govt to invite Yunus, Khaleda, WB president to Padma Bridge inauguration

The government will invite Dr Muhammad Yunus, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and World Bank president to the Padma Bridge inauguration ceremony on June 25.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Building Padma Bridge with own funds brightened Bangladesh’s image: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government’s move to self-finance Padma Bridge has brightened Bangladesh’s image globally.

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

Padma Bridge: Mashiur recalls "corruption scandal", breaks down in tears

Prime Minister's Economic Affairs Adviser Mashiur Rahman broke down in tears while recalling the alleged 2012 Padma Bridge corruption scandal.

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

PM’s remarks: The Daily Star editor explains

Yesterday, Wednesday, 18th May, during her speech marking her homecoming from exile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a reference to me.

April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022

India suggests IMF, World Bank to reclassify Sri Lanka as lower-income country temporarily

India has suggested to the IMF and World Bank to temporarily give Sri Lanka – grappling with its worst financial crisis – the tag of a lower-income country to help the island nation restructure its debt.