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‘Delhi Declaration’ at desertification summit: So near yet so far

by Mayank Aggarwal on 17 September 2019 • Restoration of land impacted by desertification and degradation can have long-term benefits for the development of society and thus a proactive approach is required to restore degraded land, held the recently concluded 14th Conference of Parties (CoP14) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). • Over 190 countries adopted the ... Read More »

Hurricane death toll in Bahamas at 30 as aid begins to land

Carrying possessions in plastic bags, some weary Bahamians whose homes were smashed by Hurricane Dorian waited Thursday for a flight out of the disaster zone as an international humanitarian effort to help the Caribbean country gained momentum. The death toll rose to 30. A few hundred people gathered at the partly flooded Leonard M. Thompson airport on Abaco island in ... Read More »

No continent, no country not impacted by land degradation

By Desmond Brown Ankara, Jun 17 2019 (IPS) – The coming decades will be crucial in shaping and implementing a transformative land agenda, according to a scientist at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) framework for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN). UNCCD-Science Policy Interface co-chair Dr. Mariam Akhtar-Schuster, who spoke with IPS ahead of the start of activities to ... Read More »

Welcome to GAFA land of tech giants where winner takes all

by Susanne Wixforth Amazon symbolises the four platform giants, also known as GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon). The company is Europe’s largest platform retailer and its turnover is twice as high as that of its 20 largest competitors. While Amazon´s chief executive earned 2.16 million dollars per hour in 2017, its workers must be grateful if they receive the ... Read More »

BD ministry disfavours cases against land acquisition notice

Dhaka, May 21, (UNB)- The Land Ministry on Tuesday issued a notice embargo on filing cases over land acquisition before seeking amends from the deputy commissioner. It says that there is no scope to receive any complaint after issuing four notices under the section 4 and 8 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Act (2017). Several cases filed ... Read More »

3528 hectares land brought under jute cultivation in Manikganj

The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) has brought a total of 3528 hectares of land under Jute cultivation in all seven upazilas in the district with a production target of 46,353 bales during the current season. Of the total, 2956 hectares were brought under Tosha variety of jute with a production target of 40,061 bale, 776 hectares local variety with ... Read More »

B’desh, Holland, World Bank to strengthen delta management

The FINANCIAL — The government of Bangladesh signed an agreement on June 16 with the Netherlands and the World Bank Group including its private sector arm, International Finance Corporation (IFC) with the 2030 Water Resources Group to strengthen management of the Bangladesh Delta, Asia’s largest and the world’s most populated delta. The partnership will help to develop and implement the ... Read More »

Climate change effects studies on Ganges-Brahmaputra deltas on cards

Kolkata – Researchers from five countries, including India, Egypt and Ghana, will study the effects of climate change on inhabitants of the Ganga-Brahmaputra deltas in Bangladesh and India, an expert said Wednesday. Experts from the UK, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana and India will investigate regions, including the delta of the Nile in Egypt and the Ganga-Brahmaputra in Bangladesh and India, as ... Read More »

Dhaka can house 1.75cr people ‘if DAP implemented’

Some 1.75 crore people could comfortably be accommodated in the capital by effectively implementing the Detailed Area Plan (DAP) without filling wetlands and low-lying areas as it envisages, according to urban planners. “As per DAP, about 1.75 crore people could be accommodated in 1,528 square kilometers of the capital. It’s possible to develop housing projects following DAP,” eminent urban planner ... Read More »

Follow building code to make buildings quake resistant: Experts

Engineers and experts at a workshop in the city on Sunday underlined the need for following the Bangladesh National Building Code (BNBC) strictly to make all establishments earthquake resistant. The workshop titled “Retrofitting of vulnerable buildings and quality construction of buildings for safer cities” was organised by Public Works Department (PWD) with the technical support of Japan International Cooperation Agency ... Read More »

5-storey bldg tilts in city’s Rupnagar

Dhaka – A 5-storey building tilted towards the adjacent building in the city’s Rupnagar on Friday, with panic gripping the residents in the area as the incident came to light in the morning. When contacted, Senior Station Officer of Mirpur Fire Brigade Abdullah Al Arif said they were informed at about 4:30 pm that house no-47 of road no-20 in ... Read More »

6 more held for illegal sand lifting from Meghna

Bangladesh Coast Guard members seized a dredger and arrested six people on charge of lifting sand illegally from the Meghna River at Nunertek under Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj on Monday. Sources at the Coast Guard headquarters said a team of coastguards stationed in Pagla conducted a drive in the area at about 3:30 pm. Read More »

Maintain status quo on Rajuk Purbachal project: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday directed Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) to maintain the status quo on the development work on its Purbachal housing project under Barakau and Parabarta moujas in Kaliganj upazila of Gazipur district. Read More »

Bangladesh Delta Plan: Dutch firm-led Int’l consortium win

PR Newswire A large international consortium, led by the Dutch consultancy firm Twynstra Gudde, has won the European tender for the development of the Bangladesh Delta Plan (BDP2100), a crucial plan for Bangladesh. Read More »

Climate change to disrupt soil nutrients in drylands

The increased aridity expected this century as a result of change may disrupt the balance of key soil nutrients with a knock-on effect on soil fertility threatening livelihoods of more than two billion people, a study finds. Read More »

WB, Govt sign US$ 400 m deal to repair coastal embankments

The government on Tuesday signed a US$ 400 million agreement with the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s concessional arm, for repairing embankments in six coastal districts of the country.   Read More »

Early earthquake preparedness for reducing losses stressed

The extent of losses of human lives during earthquake could be reduced substantially through creating awareness about the natural calamity among students and adopting early preparedness, speakers said on Sunday. Read More »

Early earthquake preparedness for reducing losses stressed

The extent of losses of human lives during earthquake could be reduced substantially through creating awareness about the natural calamity among students and adopting early preparedness, speakers said on Sunday. Read More »