Second Week of August – YPF Bangladesh this Week

Timeframe: 7th August – 13th August 2021

Zaima Nuzhat, Sayed Mohammed Tawsif Zaman, and Sayere Nazabi Sayem.

1. Education

Educational institutions may reopen in September: Government to decide after all students vaccinated

From $2.6 billion in the last fiscal year, this year the amount was 1.87 billion. Even in the last month, June 2021, the amount was $1.94 billion. In one month the amount was 3% less.

Source: The Financial Express

2. Sports

Shakib becomes only T20I player with 1000 runs, 100 wickets

Ace all-rounder Shakib al Hasan emerged as the first cricketer to score 1,000 runs and pick up 100 wickets in T20 internationals. A man with many records, Shakib added another feather to his illustrious career during the fifth and final T20I of the series against visitors Australia at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Source: Dhaka Tribune

3. Agriculture

Agro products finally get dedicated digital marketplace

Government unveils ‘Sadai’ app for marketing agro products.

Saying the development is an epoch-making initiative, the minister said that the successful implementation of the app will help ensure the quality of the agricultural produce, fair prices for the farmers, and minimize manipulation of the middlemen.

The app was developed by software company Bangla Puzzle Limited under the supervision of the Department of Agricultural Marketing (DAM.) Growers and entrepreneurs will get an opportunity for commission-free selling of their goods after getting free registration under the platform.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

4. Expert Opinion

Citizens’ participation in formulating health policies can be a game-changer

Now, to answer the question, does a participatory process help the healthcare system in Bangladesh? Theoretically, the answer would be yes. Experts agree that effective engagement and a comprehensive pledge from relevant key stakeholders from the very onset are crucial to ensure the development and implementation of effective national policies and strategies. Without the participation of citizens, facilitation and the execution of policy might prove difficult, and multi-sectoral stakeholder involvement is proven to accelerate the process of any political commitment.

Source: The Daily Star

5. National News

Infrastructure centered budget declaration by Barisal city corporation

The budget for infrastructure development in Barisal city for the 2021-2022 period is worth Tk 264.21 crore of which, the allotment is Tk 41 crore for administrative and office management, 36 crores for waste management, and Tk 9.79 crore. In addition, Tk 43 crore is allotted for the development and construction of city roads.

Source: The Daily Star

6. Achievements of Bangladeshis

A 22-year old Bangladeshi entrepreneur making food-delivery robots in South Korea

Labib was only a 20-year-old undergraduate student at Stanford University when he, along with his friends, began meeting investors from prominent companies like Amazon, Hyundai, etc. in different parts of the world, starting from South Korea, to Spain, and the US.

Source: The Business standard

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