Shakhawat Hossain 

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    Jute goods diversification brings little yields in Bangladesh

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 11:52pm on November 23, 2020

    The government has taken many steps to increase the use of jute goods and diversified jute-based products but those yielded little success. Jute and textile...

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    Jute charcoal export potential remains underused

    Shakhawat Hossain  | Updated at 12:29am on November 21, 2020

    The potential of jute-stick charcoal export could not be utilised to expand the county’s narrow export basket dominated by a few products, including readymade garments....

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    Tk 735.77 crore released

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 11:41pm on November 17, 2020

    About Tk 735.77 crore was released on Monday for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccine although the Directorate General of Health Services under the ministry of...

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    Duty on raw cashew nut import relaxed

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 11:51pm on November 08, 2020

    The government has relaxed the import duty on raw cashew nut import following requests from the agriculture ministry to flourish labourintensive processing plants. The overall...

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    80pc of healthcare providers apply for incentive

    Shakhawat Hossain      | Updated at 12:00am on November 08, 2020

    At least 80 per cent of the public healthcare providers, including doctors, have applied for the special incentive to be provided by the government for...

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    RMG exporters want to repay in 5yrs, not 2yrs

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 11:59pm on October 31, 2020

    The readymade apparel exporters have demanded that they should be given five years’ time in place of two years to pay back the loan extended...

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    Tk 2,263 crore disbursed despite sharp fall in demand

    Shakhawat Hossain       | Updated at 12:22am on October 27, 2020

    About Tk 2,363 crore was doled out to private power producers, including quick-rental plants, in subsidy for power purchases from them in the May–July period...

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    Farmers in Bangladesh lack access to quality seeds

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:06am on October 25, 2020

    The lack of availability of quality seeds at fair prices impedes farmers in growing more food while the country is heavily dependent on imports for...

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    $300m WB loan likely for informal sector businesses, migrant workers

    Shakhawat Hossain  | Updated at 12:43am on October 14, 2020

    The World Bank is likely to give $300 million in loans to the government for financing informal sector entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 outbreak and returnee...

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    China to okay $1.2b loan for Dhaka-Ashulia expressway

    Shakhawat Hossain  | Updated at 01:36am on October 13, 2020

    China has informed Bangladesh that it will approve a $1.2 billion loan for building the Dhaka–Ashulia elevated expressway after one year of scrutiny, officials said....