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Revision of land prices, registration fees likely

29 01 2010

The recently fixed land prices and registration fees are set to be reviewed as an official committee has recommended downward revision of the rates, official sources said.

Full story: The Financial Express

Flights between the UK and Bangladesh are set to rise

19 01 2010

The number of flights between Britain and Bangladesh is set to triple after a new deal between the two governments.

Full story: BBC

New player to fly the skies

16 01 2010

One of the country’s oldest conglomerates Habib Group plans to venture into aviation business, a growing market in Bangladesh.

The nearly Tk 1,600 crore group has 21 manufacturing and service sector concerns, ranging from apparels, power, steel and paper to fertilisers.

It has already formed an entity — HG Aviation Ltd — as part of its plan to form an airline, Regent Airways, insiders said.

The new airline eyes launching domestic flights by March, the first quarter of 2010.

Full story: The Daily Star

More flights to UK

13 01 2010

Bangladesh and the UK have decided to permit airlines of both countries to operate 31 flights a week, up from 10 flights previously.

Bangladeshi carriers such as Biman, United Airways and GMG will be able to operate 17 flights to London and 14 flights to other destinations in the UK.

Full story: The Daily Star

Cycling in Bangladesh

8 01 2010

Adventure Tourism in Bangladesh

Bangladesh offers a great experience in cycling tourism. Bangladesh has a beautiful countryside divided by rivers and rice fields, and towns are close enough to each other to provide an experience for all levels of cyclists. The bicycle and bicycle rickshaws are ubiquitous throughout the country making cycle repair extremely easy even in fairly remote locations. Moving at the pace of a cycle will also allow the traveler to experience the rhythms of life that can not been seen from a bus or rented car.

The quality of roads varies throughout the country. Paved thoroughfares often have the occasional speeding bus, while more remote paths may be made of laid brick or compacted mud. While traveling through village areas, it may be necessary to carry a bicycle across narrow bamboo bridges as well.

Sheikh Hasina Vision

8 01 2010

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina outlined her government’s vision for food and power sufficiency and poverty alleviation during its current term in an address to the nation broadcast on TV and radio on Wednesday on her administration’s one year in office.

In a 38-minute speech, she reiterated the goals of her government’s campaign pledges that include food autarky by 2012, production of 7000 MW of power by 2013, free education up to degree level by 2013, housing for all homeless people by 2015.

She also envisioned a GDP growth of 8 percent by 2013, aiming to ‘eradicate’ poverty.

Full story: BD News 24