Bangladesh to go forward: Kamal
01 February 2015, Nirapad News: Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Sunday observed that there is a great chance for Bangladesh to go forward.
“We have competence, skill. We must go forward. It’s time for Bangladesh,” he said while addressing an international trade conference at the Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View.
The minister said Bangladesh’s GDP growth will hover around 7 percent as the World Bank and IMF also think so.
He said Chittagong will take a new look with the massive developments here and the country will go ahead through the development of Chittagong.
Mustafa Kamal said the government is getting 80 percent of revenue from Chittagong.
Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) arranged the five-day long international conference on the occasion of its 100th founding anniversary and the inauguration of country’s first World Trade Center. The seminar began on Thursday.
CCCI president and Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) vice-president Mahbubul Alam presided over the programme while AK Khan Group managing director Salahuddin Kasem Khan read the keynote paper on ‘The Bay of Bengal Growth Triangle and the Maritimes Silk Route’ at the programme.
Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoît-Pierre Laramée, Deputy Country Director of ADB Oleg Tonkonojenkov, Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) mayor AJM Nasir Uddin and CCCI senior vice-president M Nurun Newaz were, among others, present at the function.