Bangladesh will be a rich country in 2040
Own representative, Dhaka, December 31: Bangladesh will be a rich country by 2040 in the way the country is moving towards development, said Bangladesh Progressive Columnist Forum's President, Dr. Mizanur Rahman.
He made the remarks at a seminar on "Bangladesh on the path to prosperity in the spirit of liberation struggle" organized by the Bangladesh Progressive Columnist Forum at the National Press Club's Tafazzal Hossain Manik Mian Hall on Thursday (December 30).
Dr Mizanur Rahman said, "We are developing. A lot can be sait with statistics. We have become self-sufficient in food. We supply dresses to people all over the country, we have such development in the garment industry. Our technological development in agriculture is also noticeable. If this continues, we will become a rich country by 2040."
He said, "There are so much criticisms at home and abroad, and also on Facebook. Has anyone said people in any area are starving? No. Because, we are on the path of development. We will be a rich country by 2040, and that too in terms of the dollar. We will achieve that."
He said, "Bangladesh is rich in the spirit of liberation struggle, here the word 'liberation' is much more significant. The speech delivered by Bangabandhu on March 7, 1971 at the Racecourse Ground was not incomplete. He gave the declaration of independence. This time, the struggle is for our liberation, this time the struggle is for our freedom. The whole speech is now a part of the world heritage. He used the word 'freedom' once in his whole speech, but used the word 'liberation' five times."
Columnist and the forum's general secretary Professor Dr. Miltan Biswas delivered the welcome address in the seminar which was presided by the forum's president and Jagannath University's former Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Mizanur Rahman. Besides it, the main article was presented by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University's vice-chancellor professor Dr. Sharfuddin Ahmed.