Bangladesh’s per capita will be $12,000 by 2041: HPM Sheikh Hasina

 

Bangladesh's per capita income would be around US$ 12,000 by 2041 when the size of the economy would be 2.5 trillion dollars.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this in parliament on Wednesday in a written reply to a question from treasury bench member Didarul Alam (Chittagong-4).

The scripted answers of the Prime Minister were put on the table as the session, chaired by Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, went on with debate on next year's proposed budget placed by the finance minister on June 1 last.

Sheikh Hasina said four private economic zones were given final licenses to set up industries while ten others were given pre-qualification licenses.

The Prime Minister said the Kaliakoir Hi-tech Park is being constructed with a target to arrange employment for one million people in IT sector by 2021.

Bangladesh would be the centre point the economy of Asia region by 2041 and play a remarkable role in local supply chain and global value chain as well as establishing regional sub-regional communication and connectivity, the Prime Minister said.

She hoped that the open economic policy of the present government would open up a new era of success through creating a win-win situation in the areas of trade, commerce and investment at regional, sub-regional and international level.

Referring to the projection of some global research organizations, the Premier said Bangladesh would be the world's 29th largest economy by 2030 and 23rd by 2050 from 31st at present.

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