Executive Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam said Bangladesh has dual goals ahead – one is the SDGs and the other is the Vision 2041 when the country aims to becoming a developed nation.
He said the labour force cannot alone drive the transformation.
“Next 10 years, 15 years or 20 years would be totally different – unlike anything we have seen before. We started as a nation with comparative advantage in labour. Structure of economy is changing. Economic activity is moving from labour to skills, skills to knowledge, knowledge to innovation,” the BIDA chief said.
“It will depend on how we make the best use of the digital economy in order to transform.”
He said there are a “lot of divides from economic to social in Bangladesh, but one thing that we all agree is the role of private sector. The private sector has a leading role”.
The BIDA chief spoke at the business lunch meeting co-organised with the Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry or CanCham on Wednesday in Dhaka.
Guests at a discussion jointly organised by the Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Bangladesh Investment Development Authority at a Dhaka hotel on Wednesday. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove
Source : https://bdnews24.com/business/2018/10/03/bida-chief-asks-private-sector-to-take-lead-role-in-transforming-bangladesh