Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Saturday, December 16, 2017 05:33:53 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter
BREAKING NEWS:

Industries Minister addresses CITF-17

BD to be industry-based mid-income country by 2021 : Minister

By Chittagong Bureau
21st-Mar-2017       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »



Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu  on Sunday  said that the government has relentlessly been striving to turn Bangladesh into an industry-based middle-income country by 2021 and into a developed one by 2041."Keeping this in view, we are pledge-bound to utilize cent percent economic privileges of the country's premier seaport Chittagong in order to achieving industrialization and economic growth", he said.
Industries Minister said this while speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the 25th month-long "Chittagong International Trade Fair-2017" (CITF-2017) held under the auspices of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) at Railway Polo Ground  on Sunday evening.
He said the country's contribution to manufacturing industrial sector in GDP in the last fiscal was 21.01 percent due to dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her policy, dynamic private sector, strong economic foundation and strategic location.Amu said Bangladesh is rapidly advancing towards the highway of development and per capital income of the people now increased to US $1470 that resulted in enhancement of purchasing capacity of the people.
"In terms of purchasing capacity, Bangladesh is the 32nd biggest economic country and according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) Bangladesh ranks second among the fast growing economic countries in the world in 2016", he pointed out.
He called upon the entrepreneurs of the private sectors to play more proactive role to further accelerate the country's economic growth.
The Industries Minister  said Chittagong Port is not only the Golden Entry to Bangladesh but also an emerging regional business hub in South and South-east Asia as it provides 60 percent of revenue to national exchequer.
The minister said the whole scenario of Chittagong is going to be changed rapidly  and economic activities will get dynamism when huge projects including a number of flyovers, four-lane Dhaka-Chittagong highway, Karnaphuli tunnel, elevated express way, Mirsarai and Anowara special economic zones, outer ring road, Dohazari-Gundum rail line, Moheshkhali LNG terminal, Matarbari Coal Power Plant, 91 kilometers Gas pipe line from Moheshkhali to Chittagong are implemented.
Addressing the function as special guest, City  Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin said the construction work of the much-awaited ever largest Mirsarai Economic Zone was formally inaugurated by Bangabandhu's  daughter and Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina over  15,000 acres of land recently for creating jobs for 10 lakh people and attracting foreign and domestic investors. This year over 450 stalls including 16 premier gold pavilions, four mini mega pavilions, five premier pavilions, 10 standard pavilion, 172 premier mega both were set up till to date at the fair venue covering four lakh square feet areas.
CCCI president Mahbubul Alam presided over the function while acting president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin and CCCI vice presidents- Sayed Zamal Ahmed, Nurun Newaz Selim, among others, addressed it. The CCCI has been organizing the fair since 1993 and it got a wide range of publicity by the Bangladesh missions abroad, foreign missions in Bangladesh and different trade bodies and trade-based websites. The fair will remain open for visitors from 10 am to 10 pm every day.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

International »

Trump promises `giant tax cut` as `Christmas gift` to Americans


PTI, Washington :US President Donald Trump today said the Congress has reached an agreement on tax legislation that will deliver more jobs, higher wages, and "massive tax relief" for American families and domestic companies.Trump recognised the tax reform as a campaign promise during his run-up to the 2016 presidential election, ...

Editorial »

Muslim leaders must continue to act together not to be ignored


WE welcome the OIC's (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) decision declaring East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine at a summit at Istanbul on Wednesday as the most appropriate and timely action to denounce US President Donald Trump's unilateral declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel. Their call ...

Football »

Players of A Level team, the champions of the Inter-Class Victory Day Football Competition of Manarat Dhaka International School & College with the teachers of Manarat Dhaka International School & College pose for a photo session at Manarat College field on Thursday.


Entertainment »

Meryl Streep is the most Golden Globe-nominated actor


Meryl Streep has begun her Hollywood award season dominance by bagging her 31st Golden Globe nomination, which is a record in the 75-year history of the award show. Streep won the nomination in the best actress, drama category for her portrayal of the Washington Post publisher Kay Graham in Steven ...

Entertainment »

Porimoni, Zayed Khan`s Antorjwala releases today


Entertainment Report :Today across the country in 175 cinema halls Malek Afsari directed and Porimoni-Zayed Khan acted much awaited movie Antorjwala is set to be released. On the occasion its releasing Pori and Zayed will enjoy the movie along with director Malek Afsari in Dhaka’s Modhumita, Shyamoli and Sony halls.While ...

City »

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury handing over ICT Award to Director General of Health Department Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad for his contribution in using digital technology in health services at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the city on Tuesday.


Weekend Plus »

Quick recipes for the burger-lover in you


Weekend Plus Desk :If you are a burger lover or want to fix a burger quickly for uninvited guests, here are a few recipes which can save the day. Recipes by Chef Gaurav Chadha, in-house chef, Dr Oetker India Pvt Ltd:* Chicken and egg burger: Heat oil in a kadhai ...

Editorial »

Attack on New York City is disgusting


AN attempted terrorist attack in a New York City bus terminal by a US national of Bangladesh origin has caused widespread surprise and condemnation here and also in the Bangladesh community in the USA. The person Akayed Ullah at his 27 is a taxi driver in New York City and ...

International »

US embassy unlikely to move to Jerusalem before 2020: Tillerson


Xinhua, Washington :U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday the U.S. embassy in Israel was unlikely to be moved to Jerusalem before 2020, national media outlets reported."It's not going to be anything that happens right away," U.S. news daily the New York Times quoted Tillerson's speech at the State ...

Football »

Crystal Palace's James McArthur (centre) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team-mates during the English Premier League match between Crystal Palace versus Watford at Selhurst Park, London on Tuesday.


Sports »

A scene from the SA Group Premier Division Chess League at the Auditorium of the National Sports Council Tower on Wednesday.


Entertainment »

Akshay shares the new poster of PadMan while giving the hint about trailer


Akshay Kumar is gearing up for his next release PadMan which is all set to release on Republic Day, 26th January 2018. Recently Akshay is on spree of releasing new posters of the films. A day before yesterday Akshay shared a poster of the film in which he can be ...

City »

DU VC Prof Aktaruzzaman speaking at a seminar on' Mass Media Vs Social Media at TSC organised by the Dhaka University Journalists Association on Wednesday .


Editorial »

Colleges without enrolment should cease to exist


OVER 1,500 colleges are in fear of closure as they have failed to fulfil the condition of the Education Ministry in terms of students' admission at Higher Secondary level, The concern is genuine because opening of new colleges and also their closure is not small thing, as it impacts lives ...

Cricket »

A good number of spectators arrived at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium to watch the final match of the AKS Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 Cricket between Rangpur Riders and Dhaka Dynamites at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Tuesday.


 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news