Bangladesh's Covid-19 success, large workforce, and big domestic market have created new chances for industry and factory relocation from across the globe to here.
This opportunity will have to be used, to build an industrially-developed Golden Bengal as dreamed by Bangabandhu, by 2041.
"This is how we can show true respect to him," Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said this on Saturday.
He made the remarks at a programme, organised by the industries ministry, on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to mark the National Mourning Day and the 45th anniversary of his martyrdom.
"Even though Covid-19 has put the industrialised economies to the test, Bangladesh has held onto its economic progress under the prudent leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina."
Bangabandhu was a successful statesman, the minister also said. "In just three and a half years after the independence, he brought changes in all sectors of the country by setting specific goals."
"Vision 2021 and Vision 2041 announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have been framed based on Bangabandhu's development philosophy," Nurul Majid said.
SME Foundation Managing Director Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, Bangladesh Industrial Technical Assistance Center Director General Dr Mofizur Rahman, industries ministry additional secretaries Salauddin Mahmud, and AKM Shamsul Arefin also spoke at the programme presided over by Industries Secretary KM Ali Azam.
Ali Azam said, "Today all development activities are being carried out pivoting on the economic philosophy of Bangabandhu. He not only gave independence to the Bengali nation but also gave them a dream."