Bangladesh’s sustained economic growth lasting for a decade has earned plaudits from Thailand’s Minister for the Prime Minister’s Office Hirunya Suchinai. Suchinai was all praise when she inaugurated ‘Bangladesh Development Fair 2018’ in Bangkok on Wednesday. A large crowd including senior Thai government officials, diplomats, academicians, local Thai people, UN officials and expatriate Bangladeshis living in Thailand gathered at the fair to know Bangladesh’s development stories, the Bangladesh embassy in Bangkok said.
“Thailand commends Bangladesh for a decade of sustained growth and prosperity with a spectacular 7.86 percent economic growth this year, one of the highest in the region, and looks towards deeper a economic engagement”, minister Suchinai was quoted as saying in a statement.
ESCAP Deputy Executive Secretary and Officer-in -Charge Hangjoo Hamn also attended the event as special guest and praised Bangladeshs for its recent eligibility for graduation from the LDC Group.
Director for Statistics at the UNESCAP Gemma Van Halderen also lauded Bangladesh for leveraging statistics and accurate national development data to showcase and record its sustainable development successes.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand Saida Muna Tasneem said the Development Fair was designed to bring the common Thai people, UN offices in Bangkok, and expatriate Bangladeshi community “closer to the robust economic growth and social development achievements of our people under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina”.
“We also hope that the Development Fair showcasing the history of our Liberation War and our vibrant secular and inclusive culture will inspire and attract more Thai tourists and investors to visit Bangladesh,” said the ambassador.
The day-long fair organised by the Embassy of Bangladesh at the UNESCAP premises showcased 15 exhibition booths on Liberation War history and the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu, Bangladesh as Asias growth leader, as the role model for social inclusion, Digital Bangladesh, its migrant workers, sustainable agriculture, fisheries and tourism, the women empowerment agenda and its path to graduation from LDC and Bangladesh-Thailand friends and neighbours at the Bay of Bengal.