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Bangladesh trade more import dominated: Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman

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Published: 16:44, 17 January 2022  
Bangladesh trade more import dominated: Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman

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Trade in Bangladesh is more import dominated compared to exports, said eminent economist Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad.

He was addressing as the chief guest in the third International conference on "Entrepreneurship Development and International Economics under Covid-19 in Bangladesh: Aftermath of LDC graduation."

Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, also the chairman, GC, DScE and chairman, PKSF, said the Covid-19 situation has added some new dimensions to International trade.

“For example, the importance of techno -entrepreneurship and digital tools have assumed a much greater importance. He argued that the strategies should focus on needs assessment, capacity building, resource allocation and prudent monetary and fiscal policies,” he added, according to a press release.

The event was organised by Entrepreneurial Economists club, Dhaka School of Economics, from Bangladesh and abroad through hybrid mode total 32 papers were presented.

The papers presented at the conference ranged from agricultural sector to industrial sector and service sector as well as during pandemic strengthening local government were discussed. Sustainability of the economy was the key factors.

Entrepreneurial ecosystems with traditional marketing systems to digital marketing systems through artificial intelligence were also discussed.

Use of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology were discussed and in the global arena to curb the corruption, ethical practices were the other key point of discussion.

Speakers argued that sustainable entrepreneurship growth to aid sustainable development which is necessarily inclusive and environment friendly activities.

Zero tolerance to corruption by the different public and private sector is being required.

Professor Sheikh Ekramul Kabir, Head of Admin, Academic Affairs and development, DScE as a special guest spoke on the necessity and applicability of entrepreneurial education in Bangladesh, Professor Dr Sujata Khandai, Dy Dean (Academics), Amity University Noida, India presents the theme paper. Dr Azreen Karim, research fellow, BIDS presented the opinion paper. Professor Dr Muhammad Mahboob Ali, coordinator, Entrepreneurial Economics, DScE as a session chair of the inaugural session argued that sustainable development is going on and present government did massive development works in the economy.

Ms Sara Tasneem, assistant professor, Entrepreneurial Economics, DScE gave an opinion speech.

Md Mahbubur Rahman, Editor, The Daily Global Nation and Executive Director SDO, Sharitpur gave the vote of thanks in the programme.

In the closing ceremony Dr. K. Vinodha Devi, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India and Prof Dr Jose G Vargas-Hernandez, Mexico also presented their papers.

Dr Moazzem Hossain, adjunct associate professor, Griffith University, Australia joined as special guest and in his closing remarks said that improvement of the international trade specialists' education for sustainability of international business in Bangladesh is being required.

Among others Dr Yashoda Krishna Durga, GNVS Institute of Management, India, Prof Dr Subrata Chattopadhyay, University Engineering and Management, India, Kris Jangjarat, Saranchana Kaewbuadee, and Dr Tanpat Karaiwanit, Faculty of Economics, Rangsit University, Thailand, among others, spoke at the event.