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Monday December 11, 2017 09:29 AM

‘Bangladesh will be a middle income country by 2021’

‘Bangladesh will be a middle income country by 2021’
Minister MA Mannan speaks during a round-table discussion on 'Road to 2030'Dhaka Tribune

The high-level round table discussion on “Road to 2030 - Strategic Priorities” was held at the DCCI office on Thursday

The Bangladesh government is hopeful in meeting the economic target of reaching Middle Income Country (MIC) status in 2021 by ensuring an annual 8% GDP growth.

State Minister of Finance and Planning MA Mannan made the above statement during a high-level round table discussion on “Road to 2030 – Strategic Priorities,” organised by Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Economic Reporters’ Forum at the DCCI office in Dhaka on Thursday.

While discussing the existing challenges in achieving MIC status, the state minister said: “The government will undoubtedly reach the economic target by 2021 despite existing challenges and frustrations in implementing different development projects.”

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is sincere about the proper implementation of the development projects, but somehow the projects have been delayed,” he told reporters.

DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan said: “If quality infrastructure can be ensured in Bangladesh, it will be easy to achieve 8% GDP growth annually, which will guarantee the country’s MIC status by 2021.”

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