Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Saturday called upon the entire business community of the country to work jointly to achieve vision 2041.
"Bangladesh's economy is agro-based and we need to emphasize this sector including diversification. We need to strengthen our SMEs for better expansion of our economy," he said while inaugurating the "DCCI Gulshan Centre" in North Dhaka.
Expressing the hope that the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) will be able to serve the business community more in the days to come, the minister said the new extension of DCCI in the north side of the city is a reflection of its strength.
The minister also emphasised working more to do better in all business indices to be competitive in the international market, said a press release.
DCCI President Rizwan Rahman said the main objective of establishing DCCI Gulshan Centre (own office space) is to provide wide-ranging and faster membership services as well as disseminate business information to the business community.
During the occasion, he said currently the business community is working hand in hand and this bondage needs to be strengthened in future.
"SMEs are the lifeline of our economy. To face the upcoming challenges of LDC graduation and economic growth we need to facilitate this sector," he said.
FBCCI President Md Jashim Uddin said Bangladesh still lags in the logistic sector, but it is necessary to prioritise the logistic sector to attract foreign direct investment (FDI).
Removing traffic congestion in the Dhaka-Chattogram highway and ensuring faster services at the seaports will help boost the economy, he adds.
He also sought cooperation from the Ministry of Commerce to strengthen Chamber bodies and sectoral Associations.
"We have to give more focus on different promising business sectors to achieve the goal of becoming a developed country and face the challenges of LDC graduation."
He hoped DCCI Gulshan Centre will extend better services not only to its members but also to the overall business community.
DCCI Senior Vice President NKA Mobin, Vice President Monowar Hossain and former Presidents of DCCI were also present during the ceremony.