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Sylhet waterlogging not solved even after spending Tk400cr

Sylhet City Corporation made a list in 2016, identifying 268 illegal occupiers, most of whom are influential, as well as some government institutions The Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) has undertaken at least four major projects at a cost of around Tk400 crore in the last decade to solve waterlogging problems in the city by rescuing and digging various creeks and ...

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Dhaka-Sylhet corridor bears strategic importance: ADB Country Director

Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to Bangladesh Manmohan Parkash today said that the Dhaka-Sylhet corridor bears a strategic importance, and it would open immense possibilities for Bangladesh in subregional, regional and even in international trade. “There will be many economic zones (in Sylhet region) where connectivity is the most important aspect. Improved connectivity will reduce transportation and ...

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Regional trade: ADB okays $1.78 billion for Dhaka-Sylhet trade corridor in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a $1.78 billion multitranche financing facility (MFF) to improve mobility, road safety, and regional trade along the Dhaka–Sylhet trade corridor in Bangladesh. The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Dhaka–Sylhet Corridor Road Investment Project will be delivered in four tranches, said the ADB. The $400 million first tranche of the MFF will ...

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Sylhet sees 10 more Covid deaths in 24 hours

Sylhet division on Wednesday morning logged 10 new Covid-related deaths in 24 hours. Of the total deaths, nine were reported in Sylhet district alone, said officials of the Sylhet health department. During this period, some 230 people were found positive, taking the total tally of cases to 51,855. With the fresh figures, the total fatalities in the division now stand ...

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Bapa: Sand accumulation threatens homes, farmland and water bodies in Sunamganj

Accumulation of sand is endangering at least six villages in Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj, Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (Bapa) has found. A team led by Bapa General Secretary Sharif Jamil visited the area on Monday, according to a press release. They learnt through observation and from locals that farmland and marshes in Chanpur, Rajaniline, Rajai, Maram, Barungachara and Shantipur villages in ...

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By-election in Sylhet-3 on September 4

By-elections to the Sylhet-3 constituency will be held on September 4. Election Commission Secretary, Md Humayun Kabir Khandaker, announced the date of the vote at the Election Building in the capital’s Agargaon on Monday. The by-election was scheduled to be held on July 18 but a High Court bench stayed the voting due to the “strict lockdown”. The constituency fell ...

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Sreemangal Inner Wheel Club donates oxygen cylinder to Moulvibazar district hospital

Sreemangal ( Moulvibazar ) Correspondent : In the ongoing corona epidemic situation, the Inner wheel Club of Sreemangal donated 2000 cc oxygen cylinder to Moulvibazar district hospital on Sunday. A team of Inner Wheel Club including the president Dr Sefali Boonerjee handed over the cylinder to assistant director of Moulvibazar (250 bedded hospital) Dr Binendu Bhowmik, chief surgeon Dr Ashoke ...

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Child drowns in Habiganj pond while playing

Habiganj Correspondent :  An 11-year-old girl is dead after she drowned in a pond while playing in Ahsania Mission area of ​​Habiganj city. Another child was rescued alive at the time. The incident took place at noon on Saturday. Dead Saini was identified as the daughter of Shankar of Ahsania Mission area. The child who was rescued alive is Srishti, ...

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Sylhet tourist spots open after more than four months

Shut for months due to the restrictions imposed amid Covid-19 situation the tourist spots, hotels, restaurants, guesthouses have been reopened as the authorities lifted the restrictions from Thursday. The sector during the shutdown, incurred a daily loss of minimum Tk 10 million (one crore), sources said. Contacted, Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet M Kazi Emdadul Islam said, “The restriction has been ...

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Sylhet div logs 17 deaths in single day

Sylhet division has logged 17 new Covid-related deaths in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, as the ruthless Delta variant of coronavirus continues its spread across the country. Of the total deaths, 11 were reported in Sylhet district alone, said Dr Himangshu Lal Roy, director (health) of Sylhet. During this period, some 357 people were found positive for Covid after testing ...

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