BD economy more self-contained than of India: Amu


Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Friday said the economy of Bangladesh is more self-contained than that of India.


“In terms of economy, our country is more self-dependent than India. It’s recognised in the world that our country is self-sufficient in food,” he said.


The minister was addressing a daylong national conference organised by Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) at Nawab Nabab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bahban on Dhaka University campus.


Amu also said although the country’s northern region was once called monga-ridden part, now there is no slump in anywhere across the country.


He said Bangladesh saw no job cut during the recent global recession whereas the USA, a self-reliant economy, experienced a huge job cut of millions of employees.


The minister said despite massive violence unleashed by BNP-Jamaat, the wheel of the country’s economy is still moving forward and the government is working hard to strengthen the economy further.


BEA chairman Dr ATM Johurul Haque presided over the conference addressed, among others, by member of University Grants Commission (UGC) Mahbubul Haq, DU Pro-vice-chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Akhtar Hossain and Managing Director & CEO of NCC Bank Mohammed Nurul Amin.

Source: UNB Connect


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