|Published : 18 Mar 2017, 19:20:54 | Updated : 18 Mar 2017, 19:22:27|
Muhith stresses on more exportable items besides RMG
To make the country a middle income country, Bangladesh has to reduce dependence on RMG as exportable item, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Saturday.
"Readymade garment (RMG) is our main export product. The export volume of the product has increased gradually, which is good for us. But we have to diversify products for boosting our export earnings," he said.
The finance minister said it while addressing as chief guest at a dialogue titled "Improving Investment Climate: Key Policy Reforms and Institutional Priorities" at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka, reports BSS.
Policy Research Institute (PRI) and Bangladesh Investment and Development Authority (BIDA) jointly organised the high-level policy dialogue.
Bangladesh can increase export earnings from different potential items including leather and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) besides RMG, added Muhith.
among others, BIDA Executive Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam and Former President of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) Asif Ibrahim took part in the discussion.
PRI Executive Director Dr Ahsan H Mansur presented a keynote paper in the dialogue.