Per capita income to reach $5000 by 2030: Minister

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 21:04, May 26, 2019 | Updated : 21:06, May 26, 2019

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi addresses a media call on Wednesday (Jan 9). Focus Bangla/File PhotoBangladesh’s per capita income would rise to $5,000 by 2030, says Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi.
“Our goal is now to further moving ahead the country and to expand trade and commerce. The world is now open to all and we’ll have to grab the opportunities and potentials that the world is offering. We’ll also have to create more employments,” he said on Sunday (May 26).
Munshi’s remarks came while addressing the inauguration of a training programme for journalists on trade and WTO organised by the Economic Reporters’ Forum (ERF) in Dhaka.
Noting that the economy of Bangladesh has now reached a new phase thanks to the farsighted efforts of the Awami League government, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Tipu said during the latest 5th WTO’s Trade Policy Review (TPR) meeting in Geneva, the WTO and the global community lauded the performances of Bangladesh in various indexes.
He hoped that Bangladesh would be able to graduate fully into a developing country by 2024.
Referring to his recent visit to Czech Republic, the minister said a bilateral agreement was signed with the Czech Republic while the Czech businesses have expressed their keen interest to investment in Bangladesh’s various sectors like energy and machineries.
The commerce minister informed that he would leave for Russia on May 30 where one or more bilateral agreements are likely to be signed with the Russian government as Bangladesh is eying to grab the huge market here.
He assured the ERF of his ministry’s continued support and cooperation in the coming days to enhance the skills of the journalists through organizing various training programmes.