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Bangladesh

Every time, the same thing happens.

 

Improving the skills and productivity of our workforce is a major policy issue for Bangladesh as we strive to compete in the highly globalised world of the 21st century, and there is a general consensus that improving the quality of our education, and access to it, is the key to achieving that.

 

The Myanmar military has consistently used the pretext of the August 25 uprising by ARSA for their crackdown on the Rohingya, which amounts to nothing less than ethnic cleansing.

 

We have often praised the Bangladesh police for its hard work and dedication to keeping us safe, especially since the deadly terror attacks of last year, but a recent revelation points to a worrying trend.

 

Earthquakes are some of the most unpredictable of natural disasters that any country can face.

 

The announcement of the metro rail project MRT line-6 nearly four years ago was a sign that Bangladesh was steadily seeing the promises of Vision 2020 come to fruition.

 

Bangladesh is ridding itself of the effects of the 1971 civil war. On Monday night, the police arrested the top leaders of the country’s Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami.

 

With a staggering Tk119,000 crores in accumulated default loans, it is about time that the government took a long hard look at the banking industry.

 

With Purbachal being the country’s largest township plan, it has the potential to truly improve residential living for the people of this country.

 

An array of challenges face Bangladesh today, ranging from urgent to enduring and entrenched problems, from the refugee crisis to rampant corruption at all levels of government and even society, from militancy to climate vulnerability.

 


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