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Bilal9

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I hope they re-use the facility to use as an assembly hall for ships and large structures. It is perfect for that purpose. They might sell it to a private shipyard or keep it for the Navy to use as one.


Dhaka-Faridpur-Barisal-Payra-Kuakata railway line construction project latest update



Padma Bridge latest

Ishwardi Railway junction after renovation work...

Karnaphuli tunnel latest update.


Dhaka Metrorail eight projects (packages) latest update


Apologies if these were posted earlier.
 
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Revolution in the steel sector in Bangladesh

Another 5 lakh tonne unit of BSRM will go into production in 2023. The investment of this factory is 600 crore Taka.

Unitex Group is going to invest Tk. 650 crore in Mirsarai Economic Zone. Chemicals, steel and paints will be produced here on 20 acres of land.

Last month, the world's second and Asia's first quantum arc-furnace technology GPH steel plant worth
Tk. 2,500 crore went into production in Bangladesh.

The country's largest PHP mega factory worth Tk. 34,000 crore is in the pipeline and going into production in the near future.

There has been a silent revolution in Bangladesh in various categories of steel product production. The steel market in the country is currently Tk. 45,000 crore. According to the 2016 census, the per capita steel consumption in the country stood at 46 kg per capita then.

The work of the mega project is in progress and when these are completed, the per capita steel consumption is expected to stand at 216 kg per capita.

In 2016, the total production capacity of the country was 6.5 million tons. And the demand was 6 million tons. As this production capacity has increased in the last two years, so has the demand.

Such development of heavy industry indicates a strong Bangladesh of the future in terms of viable industrial capability of producing value-added products like heavy industrial machinery, construction machinery and also, shipbuilding.
 
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IPRS promises booming fish production in Chapainawabganj
Anwar Hossain, Chapainawabganj


IPRS fish farming, an effective intensive aquaculture is being practiced on 60 Bigha land in Chapainawabganj Dhaka Tribune
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Around 32 tons of fish could be produced from every 250 cubic metres using the IPRS

The visually attractive and most scientifically advanced aquaculture practice for farmable carps and catfishes, known as In-pond Raceway System (IPRS), promises a dramatic rise in fish production in Chapainawabganj.

Akbar Hossain, the owner of "Nawab Matsya Khamar Prakalpa [Nawab Fish Farm Project]" has been using IPRS in his ponds to commercially produce different carps, Tilapia and Pangas.

He installed the system in altogether 20 hectares (60 bighas) of his land in Noyagola Bolunpur, located in the outskirts of Chapainawabganj district town.

"Where 300 to 400 fishes could be farmed at a time in a bigha of a traditional pond, with the IPRS up and running, about 10,000 fishes can be farmed in the same area," says Akbar, a national award winning fisheries entrepreneur, who just about two years ago used to farm fish by dividing his land into 36 ponds.

Dr Amimul Ehsan, the district fisheries officer in Chapainawabganj said: "Around 32 tons of fish could be produced from every 250 cubic metres using the IPRS. In Akbar's farm, all the conditions of Good Aquaculture Practices (GAP) have been followed, and export-quality fishes are being produced."

During an on-spot visit at Akbar's fish farm this correspondent observed the lucrative prospect of IPRS as well as its environment friendly perks which clearly sets the system apart from other methods of fish farming in the country.

In an IPRS farm, fishes are raised in cells or “raceways” within a pond. Constant water circulation is maintained for optimal water quality and to improve feed management.

The IPRS also has the potential to reduce solid waste loading in the pond by concentrating and removing it from the downstream end of raceway units. The wastes can be used as fertilizers, thus reducing the harmful impact on nature.

Water circulation, mixing and aeration are critical elements to this approach because it accelerates assimilation of organic material in the pond required for raising a high number of fishes in a comparatively smaller area.

In Akbar's farm, there are 13 raceways, where 12,000 to 20,000 pieces of fishes are being farmed in each of them.

After waste is accumulated in this section of the pond high quality fertilizers are being be produced | Dhaka Tribune

Akbar's IPRS -- built as a fixed floor project (not a floating model), was installed on poured concrete walls that has footing with bottom drains. Each raceway has width, length and height of 5m, 25m and 2m respectively (250 cubic meter raceway volume).

The raceways are equipped with regenerative blowers. Additionally, the pond has Asian-style paddlewheels installed in the open water area, which helps mix and circulate water around the pond.
Akbar said: "The technique was first introduced in the USA in 2007. I began interested in implying it in my farm after being mesmerized seeing that such a huge quantity of fish could be farmed in such a small space.

"In 2019, an expert team from China has provided us the design for constructing the technological foundations for the farm. The system was built by local engineers and until now is being managed and maintained through support from local fisheries office.

"This technique for fish farming is very popular in China. There they have 3,000 ponds with IPRS. India has three of them and Pakistan has four," says Akbar adding the claim that his IPRS pond is the largest one in South Asia.

"I believe that the soil-condition, weather, and overall climate are much better in our country than it is in China. So this thought has also led me to bring the technology into our country. I am looking forward to exporting the fish in Europe and the Middle East.

"A river-like environment is created in the raceways, so the fish could be farmed in much less time in comparison to farming in ponds. Once the system is established, the cost will be equal to that of fish farming in ponds.”

Farmers can operate two to three raceways if they cannot afford the system in a large area, Akbar added.
Dr Amimul, the district fisheries officer says: "The IPRS technique is environment friendly and viable. River-like environment is created through circular reinforced poured concrete structures and is filled with water using advanced technology. Therefore, the taste of these fishes will be similar to that of fishes in the river.”
"Moreover, adequate oxygen is supplied in the water and all waste and harmful ammonia gas is eradicated through advanced machinery. As a result, diseases are less frequent in the farmed fishes and the production increases. At present no other method is capable of overtaking the rate of production of this method.”

Parts of a regenerative blower which maintains necessary water circulation in the system | Dhaka Tribune

"We are regularly monitoring the project. High quality fertilizer can be produced from the wastes produced in the system, which is one of the eco-friendly advantages."

When asked about the prospect of the IPRS method in Bangladesh, Dr Ehsan said: "As we have already established the system here, the fisheries department can provide experts’ assistance to any farmer who is willing to farm fishes in this technique.”

Chapainawabganj, a district that falls under the Barind region in northwestern Bangladesh was once composed of mostly barren lands.

Years back, due to the nature of land and other geographical features, it was quite difficult to produce crops. In the drought-prone Barind Tracts, people suffered from a drinking water crisis when the level of ground water fell.

As there was scarcity of water throughout the year, people never imagined investing in fish farms. Now one can see a variety of crops being cultivated there and fish farming is going on in full swing.

With the introduction of IPRS in ponds, Chapainawabganj is once again on the verge of achieving yet another milestone in agriculture despite the climate challenges and sets an example for the country.
Sources from the agriculture office say that when the IPRS is introduced in every possible fish farm in the district, 300 tons of additional fish could be produced after meeting the local demand.

This will not only reduce the harmful impact on climate, but will also earn the country frequent revenue and prestige through export.
 

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Cashews are expected to generate 100 million in exports in five years



Chittagong Hill Tracts Minister Bir Bahadur Ushaising has visited the country's first integrated cashew processing factory at Dailpara in Patenga, Chittagong.

During the visit, he toured the factory. He said a new project has been taken up to provide free saplings and training to farmers to increase the coverage of cashew cultivation in the hilly areas.

In 2016, entrepreneur Shakil Ahmed set up the first integrated cashew processing factory in the country. The name of the factory is 'Greengrain Cashew Processing Industry'. About 60 women workers are working in the factory.

The minister said that even if cashews were harvested in the hills at one time, there was no opportunity to sell them. Now there is an opportunity to sell raw cashew as a crop. Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to procure raw cashews as well as farmers have the opportunity to sell their produce.

Entrepreneur Shakil Ahmed said that he has been exporting raw cashews produced in the hills since 2010. He is the first to export raw cashews from Bangladesh. Then in 2016 he set up the first integrated factory for processing cashew nuts in the country.

The concerned ministries of the government including the Ministry of Agriculture are now assisting in this sector. With the help of the government, it is possible to earn 100 million dollars from this sector in the next five years.

After the ceremony, the minister planted cashew saplings on one side of the factory premises. Guests included Ikram Morshed, co-entrepreneur of the factory.

According to the Department of Agricultural Extension, the country is now cultivating cashews only in hilly areas. Most of the cashew groves are in Bandarban. Currently there are 6 lakh 79 thousand cashew trees in Bandarban. Of these, 4 lakh 8 thousand trees have borne fruit last season.

In the just-concluded season, 1,313 tonnes of raw cashews were harvested in Bandarban. In 2016, the yield was 917 tons.
 

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22 story Navana project in Dhaka with 3 levels of underground parking.

Niharika Concord completed in Banani Commercial Area
 
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New BR 1676mm Broad Gauge 6600 series EMD-GT42ACL heading toward Lamberts Point Docks at Norfolk, VA were they would be put onto a ship for transport to Bangladesh.



These are similar to those sold to Peru as seen below.

 

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Yeah saw that video

We have to train our people to become more skilled so the Japanese investment gets utilized properly like for ex Taiwan when they received Japanese investment

And then spend the money on healthcare, better education and of course infrastructure
 

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Yeah saw that video

We have to train our people to become more skilled so the Japanese investment gets utilized properly like for ex Taiwan when they received Japanese investment

And then spend the money on healthcare, better education and of course infrastructure
What are the investment myanmar is getting from the japanese other than a toyota factory?

Exactly.
 

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