“Agribusiness, digital economy and green finance are key success factors for Bangladesh”



Planning Minister Mannan said at the launching ceremony of a report titled “Somriddhir Ogrojatra – Speeding up Bangladesh”, organized by the Foreign Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

The three growth engines – agribusiness, digital economy and green finance – will be the main agents of the success of the future Bangladesh, Planning Minister MA Mannan said on Sunday.

He also indicated that the presentation of the road map and the three growth engines, marked by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Foreign Investors (FICCI), will be a good reference for development planning.

“This will also have an impact on the inflow of foreign direct investment [FDI] to help our economy and for all sectors to prosper, ”he added, speaking as guest of honor at the launching ceremony of a report, entitled Somriddhir Ogrojatra – Accelerating Bangladesh, organized by the FICCI in the capital.

The event and research report commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence and the centenary of the birth of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The Minister of Planning said that this initiative will also focus on a multitude of small but strategically important sectors.

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“Supporting their competitiveness by sharing global best practices and exploring political opportunities in Bangladesh will be essential to unlock their potential across the economy,” he added.

According to the report, Bangladesh’s resilience and prosperity can be attributed to a number of causes, including increased private sector participation, remittances, economic liberalization and trade integration.

Salman F Rahman, Advisor for Private Industry and Investment to the Prime Minister, said: “I am pleased that FICCI has done an excellent job, with the help of Policy Exchange of Bangladesh, in producing this report. research with appropriate measures.

He also said that each of these sectors has high potential to achieve the country’s economic goals, such as creating jobs for a large number of young people and skilled people, increasing export earnings, significant impact on small and medium-sized enterprises, the release of long-term potential. sustained long-term growth and explore new investment opportunities.

The report says Bangladesh intends to become an upper middle-income country by 2031 and a developed country by 2041.

This report focuses on agribusiness, digital economy and green finance for climate smart investments to understand what is best to unleash their global and domestic competitiveness taking into account global trends, diversification and national priorities.

Rupali Haque Chowdhury, President of FICCI, made the main presentation at the event.

She said that the FICCI is there to give full support to the government in promoting FDI.

“We have regularly presented national budget proposals to the government, not only to improve our revenue collection, but also to create a business-friendly atmosphere for more investment,” she said.

She also said they were in contact with foreign investors to interact with each other and help build confidence among existing investors on the government’s seriousness in effectively implementing policies and commitments.

“The FICCI has played a major role in building a sustainable community in the areas of sanitation, infrastructure, education, employment and, alongside economic development, we are also engaged in advocacy political, ”she added.

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The inaugural session focused on “Changing the Landscape” and then “Branding Bangladesh”, where BIDA Executive Chairman Md Sirazul Islam, Grameenphone CEO Yasir Azman and MCCI President Lawyer Nihad Kabir discussed key aspects to generate more FDI and means to achieve the objectives developed. Bangladesh target.

During the Branding Bangladesh session, Syed Nasim Manzur, Managing Director of Apex Footwear, spoke about the power of other countries, such as South Korea, when it comes to their favorable results. He highlighted the introduction of “power B” – the power of the nation through “Baul, Build and Biryani”.

Shahriar Alam, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, attended the event as the guest of honor.

Shwapna Bhowmick, FICCI EC member and national director of Marks and Spencer, was the program chair for the event.

Mr. HM Fairoz, Vice President of FICCI and Managing Director of Singer Bangladesh; Naser Ezaz Bijoy, member of the EC of the FICCI and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank; TIM Nurul Kabir, Executive Director of the FICCI; N Rajashekaran, member of the EC of FICCI and Managing Director and Country Manager of Citi Bank NA; Shehzad Munim, CEO of BATB, and many other thought leaders attended the event.

Neil Coupland, Managing Director of JTI Bangladesh, coordinated the program.



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