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Bangladeshi start-up Cassetex wins global green business idea contest

The three cofounders of Bangladeshi start-up Cassetex, which won this year’s edition of ClimateLaunchpad, a leading global green business idea competition Courtesy

More than 3,000 entrepreneurs from 56 countries participated in the global climate competition

A Bangladeshi team of three has bagged ClimateLaunchpad 2020, a leading global green business idea competition, for inventing a solar-powered battery swapping service for electric three-wheelers.

Through the innovation, the team hopes to transition more than one million vehicles and save 0.47 megaton of CO2 per year, according to the official website of the competition.

Gopal Kumar Mohoto, Tauseef Anwar and Ahmad are the cofounders of the start-up Cassetex, which won the award along with prize money worth €10,000 in cash.

“Being amongst the top start-ups in the world is a tremendous recognition for Cassetex and Bangladesh. The transport sector is one of the biggest contributors to climate change and one of the toughest sectors

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25,000 stranded Bangladeshi migrants must re-apply for Saudi visa: FM – bdnews24.com

He revealed the information after a meeting with diplomats of five Gulf countries and Malaysia on Wednesday.

“The visas of the stranded workers will have to be renewed. Those who were issued visas in March but couldn’t travel will have their visas cancelled and then reissued. The number of such migrants is around 25,000,” he said. 

“The Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Bangladesh only has seven employees. Everyone has to be patient as it will take time.”

The meeting came amid days of demonstrations by Saudi-based migrants outside the Saudia Airlines’ office in Dhaka for air tickets and the extension of the validity of visa and iqama, or residency permit.

Ambassadors and representatives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Iraq and the acting High Commissioner of Malaysia were at the meeting.

The authorities have also decided to operate 20 flights a week to the Middle-Eastern

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