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Bangladesh: Articles

  • October 2011

    Tourism in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

    Tourism is thriving in South Asia with overseas visitors flocking to its vast array of natural, cultural and historic attractions. In the first quarter of 2011, UN data showed international visitor arrivals up 14% from the same period the year before. A large number of those visitors travelled to multiple countries across the subregion, drawn to its many world-renowned and colorful Buddhist heritage sites. This growth in arrivals is expected to continue as tourism infrastructure and services steadily improve.
  • April 2011

    Kamal Kar: Community-led Total Sanitation in Bangladesh

    Kamal Kar is a specialist in livestock production, agriculture and natural resources who has developed innovative approaches in natural resources management and low-cost farming technologies.
  • July 2010

    Bangladesh: Keeping Education's Promise

    Bangladesh has high primary school enrollment rates and equally high drop out rates for older students. A revitalization of the country's education system aims to keep students in school. Syedpur, Bangladhesh - "I want to be a teacher when I grow older and help poor and sick people," says Devasmita Sarkar, a lively 10-year-old girl who attends a primary school in northwestern Bangladesh.
  • March 2009

    Gender Mainstreaming at the Bangladesh Resident Mission: Why Has It Worked

    "If we ignore 50% of the population, what benefit are we giving?" asks Wahidur Rahman, chief engineer at the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) in Bangladesh. "Whatever we do, we have to find out how women could be involved and be a partner."
  • March 2008

    Bridge to Prosperity

    The Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge - the most expensive and technically one of the most challenging transport infrastructure projects ever accomplished in Bangladesh - is a gateway to economic growth and prosperity for millions. Dhaka - A dream came true for 130 million Bangladeshis when, on 23 June 1998, the Jamuna Bridge was opened to traffic.