‘No alternative to industrialization for development’
April 3rd, 2019 at 2:36 pm
‘No alternative to industrialization for development’

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasized for joint efforts of the public and private organizations for economic growth as she opened foundation stone of development schemes.

She also called upon the investors not to damage arable land while setting up industrial units in Bangladesh. The government will fix places for setting up mill and factories to save the cropland as the country is mainly driven by agriculture.

She said there is no alternative to industrialization for overall development, but “we need to the arable land as well.”

Hasina made the call wile laying foundation stone of 65 development projects, including 24 economic zones, through video conferencing at her official Ganobhaban residence to foster industrial growth in the country.  

The premier requested the businessmen to work for development the people’s livelihood of the particular areas and provide jobs to the disabled people at their industrial units.

Map of Bangladesh economic zones

Hasina also requested Bangladeshi expatriates and foreigners to invest in 100 economic zones in the country.

She also called upon not to hike the prices of essentials commodities during the upcoming fasting month of Ramadan.

“Don’t hike the price of essentials including oil, onion, pulse and sugar during the month of Ramadan as the people could practice fasting in a good manner,” she said.

The premier said the country has already achieved the status of a developing country due to development works carried out by her government in the last decade.

She said her government has been relentlessly working to make Bangladesh a middle-income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041 following the footprints of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who dreamt of a poverty and hunger free country.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 65 uplift schemes including 24 economic zones, opening up a new horizon in industrialization and employment for the country’s overall development.