Dec 19, 2019
BIDA has to develop an ideal investment climate that can take economic development to the next level and create ‘Shonar Bangla’ – a prosperous land of equality and opportunities -- as envisioned by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman made the statement while addressing a discussion organized by BIDA to celebrate Bangladesh’s Victory Day-2019.
In accordance with the government’s adopted theme, the discussion was titled ‘the internalization of the spirit of the Liberation War for building Shonar Bangla and the optimal utilization of digital technology’.
The Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman addresses BIDA officials and trade body representatives at BIDA’s Victory Day discussion on Dec 19, 2019.
“The people who grabbed power after the brutal assassinations of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members never wanted Bangladesh to be self-sufficient,” said Salman Fazlur Rahman, who joined the discussion as chief guest. “But in just ten years, the Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has re-shaped the economic landscape of Bangladesh.”
She has set the nation’s economic targets in Vision-2021 and Vision-2041, and has been laying the infrastructural foundation necessary for achieving those goals, he said. “This includes the development of physical infrastructures like economic zones as well as the nationwide digital infrastructure. “BIDA has to shoulder the responsibility of ensuring the growth of private investment, which is what Bangladesh needs in order to reach the next level. If we truly want to enjoy the fruits of our Liberation, we must work harder,” said the prime minister’s adviser.
“There were many people who had mocked the policy of Digital Bangladesh, but now it’s success can be seen everywhere,” said BIDA Executive Chairman Md. Sirazul Islam. “As an investment destination, Bangladesh is facing competition, BIDA will ensure the use of digital technology for gaining a competitive advantage.”
BIDA’s discussion, held in its head office in Agargaon, was joined by special guests Md. Nojibur Rahman, erstwhile PMO principal secretary, Public Private Partnership Authority CEO Alkama Siddiqui and FBCCI Vice-president Hasina Newaz.