Bangladesh aims for 10% GDP growth

There is no longer a gap between reality and perception, says Gowher Rizvi: Bangladesh is a known success story.

In previous iterations of FinanceAsia’s Bangladesh Investment Summits, speakers sought to convince investors that their negative perception of the country was out of date with the reality. Today there is a consensus that Bangladesh is a success story.

The next challenge is therefore to increase foreign investment and raise economic growth rates by developing the country’s social development, said Gowher Rizvi, international affairs advisor to Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister.

“We don’t have to apologize about our image,” Rizvi told the audience of 240 delegates attending the September 1 event in Singapore. Instead of a narrative of natural disasters and political unrest, the country is...

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