The country’s export target will exceed USD 51 billion in the current fiscal. At the same time it will help to achieve the SDG target before 230 only if the existing large population can be connected with trade and productive activities.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said this while addressing the inauguration programmer of the ‘26th Dhaka International Trade Fair’ held at Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center in the capital on Saturday.
He said, “Bangladesh is a progressive nation today and has become a role model for the world. This has been possible due to the strong leadership of the prime minister. Today’s Bangladesh is the result of the hard work of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu. If we can continue in this way, we will be able to graduate in 2026 and achieve the SDG targets two years ahead.”
“In 2041, Bangladesh will be a country with developed economy. Then the per capita income will be USD 12,000. At the same time it will be the 26th largest economy in the world. We are moving forward with this mission,” he added.
“Right now our country is the most favorable and safe place for business. Vietnam including the neighboring countries are investing in our country due to the shortage of workers. Our businessmen can also work in joint venture with them. As a result, some sectors will flourish,” said Tipu Munshi.
“Besides, people’s interest has also been noticed in 100 economic zones being constructed in the country. In the last few months, I have travelled to different parts of the world and seen the enthusiasm of businesses to invest in Bangladesh. Throughout this month of the new year, traders, entrepreneurs, exporters will spread the message of our potential among buyers and visitors,” Tipu Munshi added.
This year a total of 225 stalls, including 23 pavilions, 27 mini pavilions, 160 stalls and 15 food stalls, have been leased out to various local and international organisations.