December 08, 2022
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  • BTCL makes profit after 15 consecutive years of lossing

    Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited (BTCL) has overcome 15 years of continuous losses and turned around as a profitable company in the financial year 2021-22.In the financial year 2007-08, BTCL’s losses were around Tk350 crore. Before that it was about Tk500 crore. In the last financial year 2020-21, BTCL’s…

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  • BRT project lingers for 10 years

    Staff Correspondent: The four-year Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project has been lingering for 10 years, causing several fatal accidents, immense suffering to people and a huge hike in project cost.The hobbling scheme drew huge criticism from experts and policymakers for its delay and lax project management after the recent crane…

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  • Actions over harassment in birth certificate: EC

    Staff Correspondent: The Election Commission (EC) has said that action will be taken against public representatives if they neglect or harass the people to give them birth certificates.In a letter signed by EC Secretary Md. Humayun Kabir Khondkar – AKM Humayun Kabir, director general (DG) of the Department of National…

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  • Technology can minimize road construction cost, time

    BSS Report: Road building experts expect to drastically minimize time and cost in constructing durable roads and highways across Bangladesh with introduction of a new technology, opening up a new horizon for the country’s fast growing communication sector.“We can build 100 kilometer road in one month using this nanotech product…

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  • Dhaka subway construction work to start by this year

    Tk 11,400 cr loan deal signed with Japan Special Correspondent: Bangladesh is highly optimistic about building a subway network in Dhaka, despite many challenges that confront the expensive transport system.Under the Metrorail Line-5 project, 13.50 km underground metrorail and 6.50 km flyover metrorail will be constructed. The total cost of…

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  • Software programs launched to ensure transparency in projects

    Staff Correspondent: Two software programmes have been launched aiming at formulating project profile, sending to concerned ministries, processing and approving, and receiving applications for research, scrutinizing and approving those online.Planning Minister MA Mannan inaugurated the two software named Project Processing Appraisal and Management System (PPS) and Research Management System on…

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  • Jabbar for ensuring digital
    connectivity in education

    Staff Correspondent: Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar yesterday laid emphasis on ensuring digital connectivity and digitaldevices for students in education system of the country.“Revolution of the education in the country is imminent…So ensuring digitalconnectivity and digital devices is essential for students,” he said.The minister was speaking as the chief…

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  • Every village to be brought under fibre optic cable by 2025: Palak

    Staff Correspondent: High-speed internet will be provided to every village in the country through fibre optic cable connections by 2025, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak has said.He made the remarks during a press conference after a meeting with the newly elected executive committee of the…

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  • Bangladesh to invest in IT sector abroad

    Staff Correspondent: The Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has decided to invest in the information technology (IT) sector in different countries. A proposal will be submitted to the Prime Minister for a final decision in this regard.State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak made the remarks while speaking…

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  • 5G to be launched at end of 2021: Joy

    Industry Desk: Prime Minister’s Information andCommunication Technology Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has revealed thelaunching of 5G service in the country to take place at the end of this year.“We are aiming to launch 5G (and) planning to pilot it at the end of thisyear,” he said at a business…

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