Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore Mustafizur Rahman has said Bangladesh is the largest in terms of population and size of economy amongst the countries that have so far graduated from the group of LDCs.
He also touched upon the possible challenges to be faced by Bangladesh, including loss of duty-free and quota-free market access, and shed light on the preparedness of the government in facing those challenges.
The High Commissioner was addressing a joint panel discussion titled “Bangladesh: The Next Level of Development” organised by Bangladesh High Commission, Singapore in collaboration with Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) of the prestigious National University of Singapore (NUS) recently.
Mustafizur elaborated on the path and process of graduation of Bangladesh from the group of least developed countries and highlighted the opportunities and challenges it entails.
Ambassadors and High Commissioners of South Asian countries to Singapore, diplomats, academics, eminent persons, businessmen and a large crowd of members of Bangladesh community attended the panel discussion.
Chairman of ISAS Ambassador Gopinath Pillai opened the panel discussion while Principal Research Fellow of ISAS Dr Iftekhar A Chowdhury chaired the panel discussion, said the High Commission on Friday.
The panel discussion elaborated on three topics: Bangladesh’s Infrastructure Development and its Social Impact, Economic Priorities for Bangladesh and Bangladesh’s Role as a Regional and Global Actor.
Managing Director & CEO of Summit Power International Pte Ltd Ayesha Aziz Khan, Senior Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies Dr Monzur Hossain and Senior Research Fellow, ISAS Dr Amitendu Palit were among the panelists.