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The sky is the limit

  • Published at 12:31 pm May 17th, 2018
  • Last updated at 12:54 pm May 17th, 2018
The sky is the limit

As Bangladesh looks towards the future, one cannot help but see the great potential it holds

Bangladesh’s journey to developing nation status is nothing short of remarkable.

As such, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific’s (UNESCAP) praise for the great work Bangladesh has done in this regard is warranted and deserving.

Our nation’s economic growth and success have been brought about on the backs of the hard-working people of this nation, who have shown tremendous perseverance and resilience in the face of great adversity.

The current government has also taken great strides towards ensuring sustained development in all sectors, thanks to initiatives taken to propel the country forward.

These initiatives have come in the form of programs which have not only boosted economic growth, but ensured that the lives of our citizens continue to improve.

Is there any surprise, then, that Bangladesh has tackled so many of the SDGs and MDGs with such aplomb?

We have reduced the child mortality rate exponentially, provided avenues for income for people living in rural areas and, in the meantime, strived towards modernizing our cities by focusing on a Digital Bangladesh.

The government’s ICT parks have shown great potential to be extremely beneficial to the nation, in providing our youth with much-needed skills in a sector that is becoming more and more relevant every year.

Additionally, our RMG sector is one of the biggest in the world, which has shown consistent growth and relevance on the global stage, while continuing to learn from its mistakes, as it has shown by improving working conditions and safety standards.

As Bangladesh looks towards the future, one cannot help but see the great potential it holds.

There are definitely challenges which lie ahead in the coming years, with issues of corruption and poverty still a reality, but, given the right planning and the right approach, the sky is the limit for Bangladesh.