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Bangladesh economy in 2017 and the way forward

For Bangladesh 2017 has been a mixed year of achievements and challenges. Though some macro indicators reflect the positive trends, the overall strength of the economy is weakening due to a number of developments toward the second half of the year. One of the major achievements of the economy has been a 7.28 percent economic growth in FY 2016-17 breaking the six percent cycle that continued for a decade or so. Like previous years, major boost of

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International Migrant’s Day: Dhaka’s leadership on Migraton issues lauded at UNESCAP

Bangkok, 18 December 2017: Member States at the UNESCAP lauded Bangladesh’s diplomatic leadership and political commitment in migration and refugees issues at a commemorative event organized by Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok at the UNESCAP on 18 December, to observe the International Migrants Day 2017 (IMD17). The event titled, “Safe Migration in a world on the Move”, was co-hosted by IOM Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau and UNESCAP, and partnered

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Court clears Ghanaians in diaspora to vote in 2020

A Human Rights High Court has ordered the Electoral Commission to take all necessary steps to enable Ghanaians living abroad to vote in the 2020 elections. The Representation of the People Amendment Act 2006, (Act 699) was passed into law 11 years ago, during the Kufuor Administration, but has since not been implemented. The court presided over by Justice Anthony Yeboah said the implementation must be carried out within the next one year. The court

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BASUG Project Presented as Best Practice in CIM Workshop in Frankfurt 

Frankfurt, October 28 (BASUG): The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), a cooperation of the German development agency GIZ and the International Placement Service (ZAV) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA), organized a daylong networking workshop for the Indian diaspora organizations in Frankfurt University on 28 October. Project Manager of the CIM Programme “Migration for Development”Olivia Hannemann, Program Coordinator

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BD expats to get smart cards

Bangladeshis living and working overseas are the major stakeholders in the development of their own country, said Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam B. Sc Speaking at a dialogue in Dhaka he said the government of Bangladesh and the nation as well were fully aware of their contributions to the country's economy. The Minister informed the dialogue that Bangladeshis living in Europe, US and Australasia are to get smart

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Expats to get smart cards

Bangladeshi expatriates living in Europe, American and Australasia will get smart cards to and access all welfare facilities like any foreign wage earner and migrant worker.The new draft policy on expatriates and migrant workers will provide equal status of foreign wage earners and would be dubbed as "golden boys" by the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment. An estimated 111 million (1.11 crore) migrants are living in 162 countries

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রেমিট্যান্স প্রেরকদের প্রয়োজনীয় সুবিধা দেবে সরকার

সরকার রেমিট্যান্স প্রেরকদের প্রয়োজনীয় সব ধরনের সুবিধা দেবে বলে জানিয়েছেন প্রবাসীকল্যাণ ও বৈদেশিক কর্মসংস্থান মন্ত্রী নুরুল ইসলাম বিএসসি। তিনি বলেন, রেমিট্যান্স প্রেরণকারী

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Run & Roll in Dortmund for Bangladesh

Dortmund, October 01 (FKS/BASUG): In the German City of Dortmund, integration and inclusion have always been important.This applies as well to the inclusion of people with different abilities as to the integration of migrants and refugees. And for some years Dortmund is having particularly good relationships to Bangladesh. On the first Sunday in October, “For Kids Sake” organized their second „Rollstuhlrun – Run & Roll“ in the beautiful

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Overseas employment in September drops to 25-month low

Overseas employment of Bangladeshi workers in September this year dropped to the lowest point since August 2015, falling short of the government’s expectations. According to Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training, the number of workers who went to work abroad this September is 46,415, the lowest number last seen 25 months ago when 41,765 workers migrated. As many as 55,879 workers took overseas employment in September 2016. Officials and migration

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Half-fed Rohingyas lack healthcare, safe water

Rohingya refugees who just arrived from Myanmar carry their newborn babies as they make their way to a relief centre in Teknaf, near Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday. — Reuters photo Almost all the estimated 5,09,000 Rohingyas entering Bangladesh to flee violence in Myanmar and save life since August 25 continued half-starving in absence of adequate relief assistance while no end to the influx was still is sight. About 90 per cent of them reported eating

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