Country in the right hands

4 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

One startling piece of news that Bangladesh has attained the highest GDP growth over the last 10 years compared to other countries of the world has caught our attention with a great pride. The stunning GDP growth has been attained since 2009 under the current price method that was prepared and recently published globally by “The Spectator Index.” It highlighted the performance of top 26 GDP growth gaining countries of the world, in which Bangladesh topped the list.

The publication showed that the growth percentage of Bangladesh is 188%, followed by China 177%, India 117%, Indonesia 90%, Malaysia 78%, Australia 41% and Brazil 17%. However, given the scant information, it is hard to fathom how Bangladesh has overtaken some of the developing countries. But in plain eyes, it is evident that the economy of the country is growing by leaps and bounds, buoyed by steady economic growth, vibrant manufacturing sector and booming apparel industry. As a trickle-down effect, the number of middle-class people is also rising, GDP is growing steadily, and also rising is our per capita income.

We congratulate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government for steering the country in the right direction which helped us achieve enviable economic success. Not only in economic front, but the country has also been making giant strides in all indices of socio economic development under her prudent leadership.

 It is hoped that Bangladesh would set a strong example in the global economic arena soon, if the current trend of advancement continues under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.

The Awami League-led government has earned confidence of the business community by ensuring a friendly environment, adequate supply of utility services like electricity and gas and overall necessary policy support. As a result, businesses boomed and the economy prospered.

Besides, the government has successfully kick-started a plethora of mega development projects like Padma Bridge, Dhaka Metro Rail and Rooppur Nuclear Power plant, just to name a few. All these mega development projects along with private and foreign investments have unleashed our GDP growth which, we hope, will continue and help us realise Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s dream of a “Sonar Bangla” or Golden Bengal.