Syed Mansur Hashim | The Daily Star
  • Syed Mansur Hashim

    Assistant Editor, The Daily Star

  • New challenges in implementing the Indian LoC

    To put all this in perspective, when we talk about building roads, how viable is it to seek prior permission for each purchase of raw materials involving bricks, sand, rods, cement or other construction material?
  • Why another hike in power tariff?

    The general trend has been to pass on “losses” sustained by state-owned entities to retail and bulk consumers alike without so much as reducing a part of their profit or efficiency. Does the government care for rewarding efficient management and cost saving enterprises?
  • Are state-owned banks bottomless baskets?

    The issue of non-performing loans (NPLs) have now reached a phenomenal amount. As of June, defaulted loans amounted to Tk 63,365 crore, which is 10 percent of total outstanding loans (as per Bangladesh Bank data).
  • Haor project in a shambles?

    It was dogged by mismanagement from inception and has seen 11 project directors come and go, and now we know from media reports that lawyers in the most adversely affected district of Sunamganj sued 140 people, including BWDB officials and contractors for negligence and “irregularities” in construction of embankments that collapsed back in April.
  • A disaster in the making

    The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) stated at the end of July that an international tender will soon be floated for privatising port operations. This is a move in the right direction.