Senior Correspondent: Awami League advisory council member Tofail Ahmed expressed hope that Bangladesh will become the world’s 23rd economic country by 2050.
Tofail Ahmed made the opinion while addressing a discussion at national press club in the capital on Thursday.
He said, “After independence Bangladesh’s budget was Tk787 crore. And this year we have announced Tk 523,190 crore budget. Once upon a time, we earned 300 million dollar through export which is now 41 billion. Per-capita earning was 70 dollar which is now over 2,000 USD. We will be 29th economic country by 2030 and 23rd by 2050.”
The former commerce minister said, “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibar Rahman spent and fought his whole life aiming two targets- independence and hunger-poverty free Bangladesh. His daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stepped forward to get hunger-poverty free country. We are middle income country now.”
Organization convener Pijush Bandyopadhyay presided over the programme where former secretary Nasir Uddin, Major General (retd) Mohammad Ali Sikdar and others attended.
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