Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
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Bangladesh economy in good position: Kholiquzzaman

Bangladesh economy has maintained a good position in all indicators of financial stability, said eminent economist Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad.

“The forex reserve is now enough to deal with international trade. The remittance inflow is increasing in recent months. The country’s economy braved the pandemic when the global economy became stagnant with challenges,” he said while speaking in a lecture on Sunday.

Bangladesh Academy for Securities Market (BASM) organised the lecture styled as “Global Economy: Bangladesh Perspective” at Bangladesh Securities Exchange Commission (BSEC) premises in Dhaka.

Prof Qazi Kholiquzzaman, chairman of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), said the country has shown its financial stability through constructing Padma Bridge with fiancé from internal resources.

“The opening of Padma Bridge brings new dimension to the economy. It’s not only enhances the road communications but also brings positive change in gross domestic products (GDP),” he said.

BSEC Chairman Prof Shibli Rubayet Ul Islam presided over the meeting while Commissioner Dr Shaikh Shamsuddin Ahmed spoke on the occasion.

Prof Shibli said that around 800 thousand workers went abroad amid pandemic situation who will contribute to increase the remittance inflow.

“When most of the countries in the world struck with pandemic, Bangladesh kept the economy active for survival of lives and livelihood in parallel. The export earning increased in recent times while new shipping lines sailed off for international trade,” he said.

BASM Director General Toufic Ahmad Choudhury delivered welcome speech at the event.