Planning Commission

FY2024-25 Budget / For real growth, invest more into education and health

Bangladesh still struggles to adequately invest in education and healthcare

High time the government got its priorities right

Low allocations for sectors that ensure people’s well-being, such as health, education, agriculture and social safety protection, is unacceptable

43Km Sylhet-Sheola Road: Dual carriageway to boost regional links

The government is going to turn the 43km Sylhet to Sheola Land Port road into a dual carriageway to improve regional connectivity.

Bangladesh approached IMF at the right time

Bangladesh has averted a potential major crisis by reaching out to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a timely manner, said Kaushik Basu, a former chief economist of the World Bank.

Padma Bridge to get costlier

The long-cherished Padma bridge is set to cost more after the bridges division sought more funds and time to complete the structure even though it is open to the public since June last year.

15.31Km Elevated Road In Haor: Govt may embark on Tk 5,651cr project

The government has a plan to undertake a Tk 5,651-crore project to construct a 15.31km elevated road in the haor region of Kishoreganj to establish the district’s direct road links with Dhaka, Sylhet and other districts.

Bhanga-Jashore-Benapole Highway: Estimated outlay jumps before project approval

The proposed Bhanga-Jashore-Benapole Highway development project will be setting an example of how poor planning and uncertainty over funding can escalate the implementation costs sharply.

Project delay, cost overrun: Ills lie deep in ERD, Planning Commission

That development projects in Bangladesh are rarely completed on time and within the original budget is well established by now.

Graduation to Developing Country: Bangladesh to lose $7b in exports a year

Bangladesh stands to lose $7 billion in export earnings every year once it graduates into the developing country bracket in 2027 as the trade benefits it currently enjoys will be phased out then, a Planning Commission report says.

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

For real growth, invest more into education and health

Bangladesh still struggles to adequately invest in education and healthcare

January 26, 2024
January 26, 2024

High time the government got its priorities right

Low allocations for sectors that ensure people’s well-being, such as health, education, agriculture and social safety protection, is unacceptable

March 16, 2023
March 16, 2023

43Km Sylhet-Sheola Road: Dual carriageway to boost regional links

The government is going to turn the 43km Sylhet to Sheola Land Port road into a dual carriageway to improve regional connectivity.

February 11, 2023
February 11, 2023

Bangladesh approached IMF at the right time

Bangladesh has averted a potential major crisis by reaching out to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a timely manner, said Kaushik Basu, a former chief economist of the World Bank.

January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023

Padma Bridge to get costlier

The long-cherished Padma bridge is set to cost more after the bridges division sought more funds and time to complete the structure even though it is open to the public since June last year.

January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023

15.31Km Elevated Road In Haor: Govt may embark on Tk 5,651cr project

The government has a plan to undertake a Tk 5,651-crore project to construct a 15.31km elevated road in the haor region of Kishoreganj to establish the district’s direct road links with Dhaka, Sylhet and other districts.

December 12, 2022
December 12, 2022

Bhanga-Jashore-Benapole Highway: Estimated outlay jumps before project approval

The proposed Bhanga-Jashore-Benapole Highway development project will be setting an example of how poor planning and uncertainty over funding can escalate the implementation costs sharply.

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

Project delay, cost overrun: Ills lie deep in ERD, Planning Commission

That development projects in Bangladesh are rarely completed on time and within the original budget is well established by now.

September 2, 2019
September 2, 2019

Graduation to Developing Country: Bangladesh to lose $7b in exports a year

Bangladesh stands to lose $7 billion in export earnings every year once it graduates into the developing country bracket in 2027 as the trade benefits it currently enjoys will be phased out then, a Planning Commission report says.

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

Two acting secretaries made secretaries

The government promotes two acting secretaries to the rank of secretary.

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