The US-Bangla Airlines on Friday added another 72-seater brand new ATR 72-600 model aircraft to its fleet.
With the latest addition, it has 12 planes in its fleet, the highest among Bangladeshi private airlines.
The aircraft came straight from the factory in France and landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 3:25pm on Friday, said a press release from US-Bangla Airlines.
Monirul Haque Joarder, director operations, US-Bangla Airlines, and Musa Mullah, director administration, along with others, received the new plane.
The airline is planning to add one more brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet by this month. It also plans to add four more brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet by June 2020.
The airlines has been operating 10 flights to Chattogram, six to Cox’s Bazar, five to Jashore, four to Saidpur, two to Sylhet and Rajshahi and one to Barishal from Dhaka daily.
It has also been operating flights to Kolkata, Chennai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Muscat and Doha.
With the slogan of ‘Fly Fast-Fly Safe’, US-Bangla airlines started its journey and acquired recognition for timely flight operation, international standard cabin service, good quality catering service, comfortable seat and proper passengers’ service.
Dutch agriculture exports rose 4.6% in 2019 from the previous year to a new record of 94.5 billion euros ($105.2 billion), the country's statistics office and a research organization said Friday.
In this country famous for its colorful fields of tulips, horticultural products such as fresh flowers, bulbs and plants were the highest-value agricultural sector, amounting to 9.5 billion euros.
Rising prices accounted for about two thirds of the increase, with growth in sales volumes making up the other third, the Central Bureau for Statistics and Wageningen Economic Research said.
Meat exports were second, weighing in at 8.8 billion euros, helped by soaring prices of pork sold to China. The rise was fueled by outbreaks of African swine fever in parts of Asia. Pig meat sales to China rose from 117 million euros in 2018 to an estimated 377 million euros in 2019, according to the research.
The Netherlands' eastern neighbor Germany remained the top market for exports, accounting for 25% of all sales, followed by Belgium and the United Kingdom.
The 57th Meeting of Islamic Banks Consultative Forum (IBCF) was held on Wednesday (January 15, 2020) in the Board Room of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited at Islami Bank Tower.
Prof. Md. Nazmul Hassan, Ph. D Chairman, Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd. & IBCF presided over the meeting held at 4.00.P.M, said a press release.
The meeting decided to hold a national seminar on Islamic Banking and Finance in July 2020 and other relevant issues on Islamic Banking Industry.
The meeting was attended among others by M. Azizul Huq, Chairman, Pubali Bank Ltd., A K M Nurul Fazal Bulbul, Vice Chairman, IBCF, Sayedur Rahman, Vice Chairman, Social Islami Bank Ltd, Rumee A. Hossain, Chairman, Executive Committee, Bank Asia Ltd. Md. Mahbub -Ul-Alam, Managing Director, Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd, Farman R. Chowdhury, Managing Director, Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd, Quazi Osman Ali, Managing Director, Social Islami Bank Ltd. M A Halim Chowdhury, Managing Director, Pubali Bank Ltd. Md. Habibur Rahman, Additional Managing Director, Southeast Bank Ltd., Md.Shahjahan Shiraj, Deputy Managing Director, Shahajalal Islami Bank Ltd., A K M Shahnawaj, Deputy Managing Director, Dhaka Bank Ltd. and other senior executives.
German officials have agreed on a plan to shut down the nation's coal-fired power plants by the mid to late 2030s, the government said Thursday.
A year ago, a government-appointed panel recommended that Germany stop burning coal to generate electricity by 2038 at the latest, as part of efforts to curb climate change.
However, efforts to translate that into policy had stalled over recent months. Some areas, particularly in the less prosperous east, are heavily dependent on lignite coal mining.
Federal government officials and governors of affected states agreed on a "path to shut down" coal-powered plants at a meeting that ended in the early hours of Thursday, the government said in a statement.
It said that reviews will be carried out in 2026 and 2029 to determine whether Germany can exit coal-fired electricity generation in 2035, three years before the final deadline. Many other details weren't immediately available.
Germany gets more than a third of its electricity from burning coal, generating large amounts of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.
The federal government already has approved a plan to spend up to 40 billion euros ($44.6 billion) by 2038 to cushion the impact on coal-mining regions of abandoning the fossil fuel. That money is supposed to start flowing once parliament has passed legislation setting out the dates and terms of Germany's exit from coal.
China and the United States formally signed their phase-one economic and trade agreement here on Wednesday, with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald Trump inking the papers in the White House.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Liu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chief of the Chinese side of the China-U.S. comprehensive economic dialogue, first conveyed a message of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Trump.
The conclusion of the phase-one economic and trade agreement is good for China, for the United States and for the whole world, Xi said in the message read out by the vice premier.
"It also shows that our two countries have the ability to act on the basis of equality and mutual respect, and work through dialogue and consultation to properly handle and effectively resolve relevant issues," read the message.
In the next step, the two sides need to implement the agreement in real earnest and optimize its positive impact, so as to make even greater progress in China-U.S. trade and economic cooperation, the Chinese president said.
To maintain healthy and steady growth of China-U.S. relations serves the interest of both countries and requires joint efforts from both sides, Xi said.
In that spirit, Xi voiced hope that the U.S. side will treat fairly Chinese companies and their regular economic, trade and investment activities, and give support to the collaboration between enterprises, research institutes, and schools and colleges of the two countries, as it will help enhance mutual trust and cooperation between the two sides.
"China is prepared to work with the United States in that direction. And I will stay in close touch with you personally," Xi said. "I believe that under our guidance, China-U.S. relations will deliver more results and bring greater benefits to our peoples in the year ahead."
The Chinese vice premier, in his remarks, called the agreement mutually beneficial and of win-win nature. "It will bring about stable economic growth, promote world peace and prosperity, and is in the interest of producers, consumers, and investors from both countries," he said.
Liu noted that the phase-one deal is in line with the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, and that it is neither directed at nor will affect the lawful rights and interests of any third party.
Liu expressed the hope that both sides will work together under the principle of equality and mutual respect, strictly honor the agreement, accommodate each other's core concerns, and ensure a good implementation of the phase-one trade agreement.
"It is the pressing need and will also play an important role in the growth of bilateral economic and trade relations in the future," he said.
Speaking of the Chinese economy, Liu pointed out that it is transitioning from high-speed growth to high-quality development while a massive domestic market is taking shape.
China welcomes investors from around the world, including those from the United States, and will expand the import of quality products and services from countries around the world, he said, adding that China will open further to the world.
For his part, Trump called the signing of the phase-one economic and trade agreement a milestone, and a boon to the United States, China and the whole world.
Describing China as a great nation, Trump also expressed his admiration for Xi's wisdom and leadership.
Relations between the United States and China are very important, said the U.S. president, stressing that the two sides are working together closely in economy and trade, along with a wide range of other areas, which will help promote world peace and prosperity.
Trump also said he looks forward to another visit to China in the foreseeable future.
Approximately 300 people, including U.S. officials, all members of the Chinese delegation and representatives from various U.S. sectors, attended the signing ceremony.