I live in DAC!
Currently Biman is undergoing a restructuring program with the help of a private consultant, Citigroup (a private consortium of four companies....). The two main projects in this restructuring are the possible upgrading of fleet and possible privatization of Biman, which is currently an SOE. They are also in the process of looking for a Strategic Partner, and after sending out a tender last fall, they only received RFPs (Request for Proposals) from Gulf Air, and Qatar Airways. Biman is hesitant about these two as SPs because they are direct competitors on the Middle Eastern sector, Biman's primary routes, so they aren't exactly an ideal SP. For fleet upgrade, they are exploring either A340s or B777s. In January, Biman received 14 bids from various companies, including the manufacturers for possible lease/purchase of four of these new-generation aircraft. Now, they are on a standstill as they are considering the possibility of waiting until they get an SP and then letting the SP help them to decided on whether or not to purchase an A340 or B777.
If you want more info, just ask, because I am good acquaintances with the GM of Biman, as well of several of their divisional directors. I also have just completed a 25 page report on Biman, and I can supply you with an excerpt on the fleet upgrade if you would like.