Dhaka to get new flyover, 4000 buses

4Staff Correspondent: (24 April 2017) In the latest bid to ease traffic congestion in Dhaka city, another flyover will be constructed from Fakirerpool to Keraniganj’s Chunkutia, apart from introducing some 4,000 modern buses.
On the other hand, some 300 cops will be provided for the two city corporations of Dhaka and the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) for footpath management.
The decision was taken at the executive committee’s meeting of the Dhaka Transport Co-ordination Authority (DTCA) held at the Nagar Bhaban in the city yesterday.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader disclosed the decision at a press briefing after the meeting.
Presided over by Obaidul Quader, Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Annisul Haq, Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Sayeed Khokon, secretaries of the concerned ministries and divisions, mayors and administrators of neighboring districts of Dhaka joined the meeting.
Obaidul Quader said that they in the meeting also discussed several other proposed projects, including construction of an express way form Gabtoli to Nabinagar and metro rail from in front of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Kamlapur.
The minister said that an inter-ministerial meeting will be called soon to take 300 police members for the two city corporations and the Rajuk. The cops will work for keeping the city’s footpath free from illegal encroachment. The home ministry will provide the police.

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PM seeks to ensure educational support for every child

2Staff Correspondent: (24 April 2017) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked officials concerned to ensure that the educational supports offered by the government reach properly to all deserving children to build a modern educated nation as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“The government has attached highest importance to education as it is the only tool to make the country poverty free,” premier’s press secretary Ehsanul Karim
quoted her as saying while presiding over the fourth meeting of the advisory council of the Prime Minister’s Education Assistance Trust Fund at her office yesterday.
Briefing reporters after the meeting Karim said the Prime Minister, the chairperson of the Trust, reviewed the progress of the implementation the decisions taken in the previous meeting.
Sheikh Hasina said despite severe financial crisis in war ravaged post independence Bangladesh, the Bangabandhu government had nationalised the primary education and made education fully complimentary for female students to build an education nation. Read the rest of this entry »

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45pc of total workforce in agriculture sector

Says Industries Secretary

3Staff Correspondent:  Industries Ministry Senior Secretary M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan yesterday said about 45 percent of country’s total workforce is involved in agriculture and their contribution to the GDP growth is around 15 percent.
“Though the contribution of industry sector has increased in our economy in the recent time, the agriculture sector is still playing a vital role in the country’s GDP growth and employment generation,” he said speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural session of a five-day international workshop at a city hotel, said a press release.
National Productivity Organisation (NPO) is organising in association with Japan based Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) the workshop titled “Emerging Roles of Producers’ Association and Farmers’ Cooperatives”. Read the rest of this entry »

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North Korea ready for war

Ready to strike US aircraft carrier

International Desk: North Korea yesterday said it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.
US President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension over the North’s nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.
The United States has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive “within days” but gave no other details.
North Korea remained defiant. Read the rest of this entry »

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1,200 tonnes fish die in haors of 4 dists: Secy

Staff Correspondent: Over 1,200 tonnes of fish have so far died in several haors (water bodies) of Netrakona, Sunamganj, Habiganj and Kishoreganj districts, said Fisheries and Livestock Secretary Maksudul Hasan Khan yesterday. Of them, Netrakona saw the most deaths of fish, he said. The fish might have died for various reasons, including water pollution and falling oxygen level in water due to the formation of ammonia gas after green paddy got rotten following the flashflood, he said. “We’ll be able to know the details about the reasons of the death of fish
after the experts of Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute submit their report to the ministry as they are now on field visits,” said the secretary.
Talking to reporters at Sunamganj Circuit House on Friday night, Fisheries and Livestock Joint Secretary Syed Mehdi Hasan said the fish died in haors of Sunamganj district as the oxygen level in the water fell due to the formation of ammonia gas.
Huge dead fish were found floating in the haors of the four districts over the last several days after flashfloods hit the areas.

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No end sight to Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover mess

Staff Correspondent: (24 April 2017)  With a plan to ease traffic in one of the city’s busiest areas, the construction work on the integrated Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover Project began in January 2013, but the awfully slow pace in its implementation and careless attitude of the construction firm is taking heavy toll on the commuters and residents of the area in both dry and rainy seasons over the last four years. The situation now has taken a turn for the worse in the capital’s Shantinagar, Mouchak and Malibagh areas as the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) are also carrying out development works digging up roads beneath the under-construction flyover. Following a moderate spell of rain on Friday, the entire area got submerged and muddy, creating severe traffic congestion and hampering the movement of pedestrians.
“The situation in Mouchak and Malibagh areas is now chaotic, and it gets worse during the rush hours, especially with bad and dug-up roads filled with water and mud due to the apathy of the flyover construction firm and other development agencies to public sufferings,” said Abdul Mazed, a banker and resident of Siddheswari who takes this route every day to go to work. Read the rest of this entry »

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Next budget to ensure social development, employment

Chittagong Bureau: (24 April 2017) Chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) Mohammad Nojibur Rahman yesterday said next budget will ensure social development and security, poverty reduction, enhanced GDP and generation of more employment in the country.
The upcoming budget will also consider economic ability and welfare of the mass people in the country, he added. The NBR chairman said this as the chief guest while addressing a pre-budget view exchange meeting at Bangabandhu Conference hall of World Trade Center,
arranged by Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI). CCCI president Mahbubul Alam was in the chair. Nojibur Rahman said the government will attach top priority to agriculture, power, communication, human resource, health, digital technology and education sectors in next budget.
CCCI president Mahbubul Alam said that they had placed proposals on different issues including excise, value added tax (VAT) and income tax to the NBR chairman.
CCCI President demanded allocation for protection of country’s business hubKhatunganj from water logging and more development of Chittagong Port.
CCCI vice presidents Nur Nowaz Selim, Mafazul Hoque Shah, NBR members Lutfur Rahman, Jahangir Hossain and Parvej Iqbal, directors of CCCI, all custom commissioners, among others, took part in the discussion.

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Each family to get 30kgs rice, Tk 500 monthly in haor

Sunamganj Correspondent: (24 April 2017) The government has taken a 100-day scheme to provide with relief among at least 3.30 lakh ultra-poor families in haor areas affected by the flash flood.
As part of the relief, each family will receive 30 kilogrammes of rice and Tk 500 per month, Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said after an inter-ministerial meeting with secretaries of all relevant ministries. Read the rest of this entry »

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100-day programme for flood affected people taken

Staff Correspondent: The government has taken a 100-day programme for the flood affected people in haor area of six northeastern districts of the country.
“The government has taken a decision to distribute 30 kilograms of rice and cash Tk 5,000 each to 3.30 lakh flood affected families in every month,” Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya here today told to the newsmen after an inter-ministerial meeting.
The meeting was organized by the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry at Bangladesh Secretariat with Maya in the chair. The minister said around 30,000-35,000 tonnes of rice would be distributed among the flood affected families while the total budget of the programme is Tk 50 crore.
Secretaries of water resources, agricultural, disaster management and relief, food, finance, fisheries and livestock ministries were present in the meeting.

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Hajj registration ends today

Staff Correspondent: The process of registration for Hajj pilgrims will be ended on Monday. The Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) confirmed the matter yesterday. The total number of Hajj pilgrims can be known today after ending the registration process. Earlier, on April 17, the government extended the deadline for this year’s Hajj registration to April 23.
This year, a total of 1, 17,758 people will register their names under private management for performing hajj in Saudi Arabia. Some 1,118 hajj agencies are working to reach the target.

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