Chittagong Bangladesh, Indian workers carrying scraps manually, scrapping ships by hand, Shipbreaking labour, bulk carrier dismantled

26 lives lost in ship breaking

674 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to scrap yards in 2019. 90% was broken down on only three beaches in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. However, much work needed to be done to improve their safety record.

cardboard boxes lined up on the conveyor belt in a logistic factory

Bangladesh readies for e-commerce boom

Bangladesh has laid an essential foundation for a technology-driven and skill-based digital economy, but still needs to put in place a comprehensive national e-commerce strategy and improve trade logistics.