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PM urges businessmen to be prepared for facing developing country’s challenges

1 December 2021, 11:50:52

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the entrepreneurs to take preparation to face the challenges that Bangladesh is going to face immediate after it turns into a developing nation along with working to ensure economic solvency of the grassroots people for the country’s overall development.

“Today, we’re getting the status of a developing nation. We will get more scopes to march the country forward further. For that reason, we may have to face many challenges. We’re (the Awami League government) always prepared to face the challenges. We have told the businessmen to take preparation likewise the government to face the challenges,” she said.

The prime minister said this while opening virtually a 16-day celebration event of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) marking the country’s Golden Jubilee of Independence from her official Ganabhaban residence here.

Reminding the business community that they have got the scope of doing business in the country as it had became independent, she urged the businessmen to work for ensuring economic solvency side by side with rising purchasing capacity at the grassroots people and for overall development of Bangladesh.

“Always keep in mind that the country and the soil have given you the scope (of doing business). All including the businessmen and service holders have got the scope as Father of the Nation liberated the country,” she said.

The premier asked the businessmen to work for giving Bangladeshi people relief from the curse of poverty and ensuring county’s development by transforming it into a prosperous and developed one as envisioned by Father of the Nation.

The FBCCI with the help of the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) organized the inaugural ceremony of the event titled “Fifty Years of Independence-Grand Festival of Red-Green” at the city’s Hatirjheel amphitheatre. Beximco Ltd is the main patron of the programme. The prime minister later witnessed a colorful cultural programme.

Specials guests, PM’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman, MP, and DNCC Mayor Md. Atiqul Islam spoke on the occasion while FBCCI President Md Jashim Uddin chaired it and gave a welcome address.

A video documentary on improved Dhaka was also screened at the function.

The FBCCI is set to celebrate the 50 years of the country’s independence through various cultural events that included Nazrul and Rabindra sangeet, regional based folk songs and dances performed by distinguished artistes.

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