First IT-based economic zone gets pre-qualification licence

The United Group has been given a pre-qualification licence for setting up Bangladesh's first IT-based economic zone in Dhaka. Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) on Monday awarded a pre ...

Muhith: Businesses have to pay 15% VAT under new law

The government will keep the VAT rate at 15% under the new VAT law which will come into effect from July 1, 2016, said Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. Addressing business leaders, he said: ...

RMG stakeholders want 0.3% tax at source

Stakeholders from leading ready-made garments manufacturers and exporters associations have called upon the National Board of Revenue (NBR) to reduce tax at the source at 0.30% from the existing 0.60% ...

Jamalpur economic zone proposal to be tabled at Ecnec

The proposal for Jamalpur economic zone project is set to be placed before the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) today. This project is the first of its kind that is bein ...

4 secretaries promoted

The government has promoted four secretaries of the civil administration to the post of senior secretaries. The Public Administration Ministry issued a gazette notification on Monday elevating thei ...

Anisul: Direct tax code should be taxpayer, business friendly

The upcoming direct tax code have to be easily readable and understandable for rural people who have the ability to pay minimum tax, Law minister Anisul Huq has said. Anisul made the remark while a ...

Indian company’s proposal on Vat online project picked

The Economic Relations Division recently selected an Indian company’s proposal of becoming an independent verification consultant for a part of Vat Online Project. The proposal will be placed ...

Journalists face restrictions in EC

The journalists covering the Election Commission (EC) are facing bars in covering news as the commission has restricted their access to the EC secretariat, where EC top bosses do office. Journos we ...

BEZA to China: Bring your own gas

The prime minister has asked the executive chairman of the economic zones authority to request the Chinese authorities to supply their two proposed economic zones in Bangladesh with gas imported on th ...

Pre-primary textbooks to include road safety issues next year

In a bid to raise awareness among students on road accidents and its consequences, the government has  decided to introduce lessons on road use and road safely in pre-primary level textbooks from ...

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