Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu today said Bangladesh has turned into a manufacturing hub as the government is offering facilities to the investors.
"Bangladesh is located at the centre of China, India and ASEAN countries. The government is setting up 100 economic zones across the country and providing all facilities to the investors in the zones," he said while speaking as the guest of honour at the "Economic Times Asian Business Leader Conclave (ABLC) at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, said a press release here.
Indian Times Group organised the conference. Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammad Najib Bin Abdul Razak inaugurated the conference. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also inaugurated the conference through a video message, reports BSS.
Amu said Bangladesh is also setting up hi-tech parks across the country for building a skilled manufacturing industrial sector.
He said Bangladesh is moving forward to technology based, production oriented and diversified economy instead of agro based economy.
"Now, about 80 percent of the country's national growth depends on production and service oriented industrial sectors," he added.
Though Readymade Garment (RMG) is playing a leading role in the country's development, he said, adding the government is also working for developing other sectors.
Among others, Malaysian Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed, Indian Trade and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu and Sri Lankan Science, Technology and Research Affairs Minister Susil Premajayantha attended the conference.
Ministers, business leaders, high government officials and bankers from 20 countries took part in the conference.
Chief executive of the international trade organisations and representatives from the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) also attended the conference.