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  1. Bangladeshi Government Formulates New Water Policy

    11 Sep 2014- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The Bangladeshi government is planning to put together a new water policy, in line with the water law enacted last year, Bangladeshi Water Resource Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud announced this ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/11/2014 - 10:31

  2. IFRC Calls for Help Dealing With Bangladeshi Floods

    10 Sep 2014- 10:12 by Local Press Report DHAKA Shanghai Daily International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Tuesday said it is preparing to launch an appeal to aid victims of floods in Bangladesh. The flooding, which has affected ...

    Local Press Report - 09/10/2014 - 10:12

  3. Bangladesh Launches Water, Food Security Plan

    28 Aug 2014- 09:37 by Local Press Report DHAKA The Financial Express The government launched the Delta Plan 2100 project under which a long-term development plan would be framed for water and food security. The plan aims at turning Bangladesh into a ...

    Local Press Report - 08/28/2014 - 09:37

  4. 500,000 Homeless in Bangladesh After Severe Flooding

    26 Aug 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report DHAKA GawKer Flooding during Bangladesh's yearly summer monsoon season has forced 500,000 residents into homelessness and caused scores more to lose their crops. Streets throughout the northern area of the ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2014 - 10:07

  5. Bangladesh, ADB Sign $111 Million Loan for Irrigation, River Protection

    15 Aug 2014- 10:12 by Local Press Report DHAKA Newsnextbd.com Bangladesh on Thursday signed $111 million USD credit agreements with Asian Development Bank for implementation of projects on irrigation and prevention of river bank from erosion, officials ...

    Local Press Report - 08/15/2014 - 10:12

  6. Use of Solar-Powered Irrigation Pumps Increasing in Bangladesh

    11 Aug 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report DHAKA The Daily Star Solar-powered irrigation pumps are gaining popularity owing to cost-effective financing and an innovative business model. The country now has around 120 solar irrigation pumps, the majority of ...

    Local Press Report - 08/11/2014 - 10:07

  7. Bangladesh Concerned Over India’s River-Linking Plans

    17 Jul 2014- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh A Bangladeshi parliamentary committee this week expressed concern over neighboring India’s plans to expedite a river interlinking project. The standing committee on the Ministry of Water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/17/2014 - 10:26

  8. Water, Land Agreements a “Litmus Test” for India-Bangladesh Relations: Official

    11 Jul 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh India’s new government must complete the Teesta River water-sharing agreement and the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) if it wants to show it is serious about maintaining good relations with ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/11/2014 - 10:05

  9. South Asia Water Management Must Include China: Official

    3 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Bringing China into the discourse on effective water management in South Asia is necessary, since many of the important Himalayan rivers originate in China, Suresh Prabhu, the former power ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/03/2014 - 10:11

  10. ADB to Fund River Cleanup in Bangladesh

    2 Jul 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report MANILA Asian Development Bank The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will fund state-of-the-art riverbank protection measures in Bangladesh to prevent land erosion, which is destroying livelihoods and costing the economy ...

    Local Press Report - 07/02/2014 - 10:07

  11. EIB Lends Bangladesh $137 Million to Improve City Water Supply

    1 Jul 2014- 10:14 by Local Press Report DHAKA European Investment Bank The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 100 million to the Government of Bangladesh to finance a new sustainable surface water supply system in Dhaka. The financing contract ...

    Local Press Report - 07/01/2014 - 10:14

  12. Indian Foreign Minister Visits Bangladesh to Discuss River Sharing

    25 Jun 2014- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh India's new Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, arrived in Bangladesh this week for a three-day visit that is expected to include talks on sharing the Teesta River’s waters, as ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/25/2014 - 10:28

  13. Wetlands Important for Bangladeshi Water Supply

    9 Jun 2014- 10:16 by Local Press Report DHAKA The Daily Star Floodplains and water bodies like ponds, canals in Dhaka city are very crucial because they serve as the source of surface water by storing rainwater, and at the same time, help recharge of ...

    Local Press Report - 06/09/2014 - 10:16

  14. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Calls on India to Ensure Teesta Water-Sharing

    2 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Less than a week after newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to look into the long-awaited Teesta River water-sharing agreement with Bangladesh, Bangladeshi Prime Minister ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/02/2014 - 10:32

  15. UN Launches Campaign to End Open Defecation

    29 May 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week launched a new campaign to end open defecation and to increase access to improved sanitation facilities for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2014 - 10:09

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