Speakers at a programme underscored on Sunday the need for development of the human resources to help the country become a developed nation by 2041.
According to them, although the country has a huge manpower, many sectors still lack skilled human resources for the country's development. The demand for skilled human resources has been on the rise in the wake of the country's rising economic growth.
They made the observations at a publication ceremony of a book titled "Basic Issues of Private Investment and Business-Bangladesh Perspective" held at the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) auditorium.
The book is written by council member and past president of The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) Abu Sayed Md. Shaykhul Islam FCMA.
State Minister for Finance and Planning Mr M A Mannan, MP, attended the programme as the chief guest.
The programme was also attended, among others, by the chairman of Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) AKM Delwar Hossain, FCMA, former professor and director of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of Dhaka University (DU), Dr. Shamsul Haque and managing director of Modhumoti Bank Limited Md Shafiul Azam.
Speaking on the occasion Mr M A Mannan, MP, said the country is in the right track but required skills of various sectors must be embed to the human resources to emerge as one of the developed nations within 2041.
"Country's developments in various areas are being praised across the world. However, we all must play our due roles to take it to next stage of development," he added.
The minister also thanked the writer of the book for writing such a comprehensive book on the country's investment and business.
Abu Sayed Md. Shaykhul Islam said the country has excellent geographic position to attract investment from industrially developed nations.
The book included matters related to business and investment opportunities in Bangladesh, strategic and demographic competitive advantage of Bangladesh, fiscal incentives to both local and foreign private investments, public-private partnership, doing business procedure, legal and social compliance, consumer protection issues, income tax, VAT, raising fund for business, capital market, IPO, company secretarial issues, company formation, company meetings, company winding up, getting bank loans, off-shore financing, factoring, forfaiting, export, import, garment business, corporate social responsibilities etc.
The author also highlighted impediments of doing business and placed few recommendations to overcome the impediments.