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DIFE asks owners not to lay off workers during virus crisis

Several factory owners are planning to continue operations by trimming their workforces in a bid to offset the economic implications of the coronavirus crisis, according to the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE). Shibnath Roy, inspector general of...

China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) donated food and coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention stuff among the poor families in Mirsarai Upazila of Chattogram district.  These families are badly hit by the economic downturn triggered by the mentioned virus outbreak.  The lot comprises five tonnes of rice; one tonne of flour, potato and lentils each; 1,000 liters of cooking oil, 1,000 pieces of soap and 5,000 pieces of surgical masks, said a press release.  Wan Yanchao, project manager of China Harbour handed over the food and corona prevention stuff to Ruhul Amin, Upazila Nirbahi Officer and Md Jasim Uddin, chairman, Mirsarai Upazila at Upazila Parishad Office on Sunday.  Md Shahed Ramjan, co-ordinator manager of China Harbour, was also present on the occasion. ...

‘Trouble in export-oriented units to affect domestic entities’

As the country’s export-oriented industries are in deep trouble due to the global spread of the deadly coronavirus, it will also affect the domestics industries negatively, observed a business leader.   “There is a strong link in between domestic and...