The government has taken proactive steps to prepare the country for exit from the PMA and a smooth transition to a new economic environment, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said on Sunday.
He said that Bangladesh has made impressive socio-economic progress and urged all to overcome the coming business challenges by meeting the demand for skilled professionals.
Tipu Munshi came with the remarks while addressing a signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institution (BFTI) and BRAC University for the achievement of a postgraduate degree ( PGD) on international trade in the capital.
The minister said he believed that the collaboration between BFTI and BRAC University would ensure quality education and help build a skilled workforce in international trade and business in Bangladesh.
Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh hoped BFTI would play its role as a center of excellence on trade and commerce.
He said that the Graduate Diploma (PGD) offered by BFTI will provide business professionals with practical efficiency in international commerce and business.
Dr Md Jafar Uddin, Former Secretary of Commerce and now CEO of BFTI, Dr Vincent Chang, Vice-Chancellor, BRAC University, Tamara Hasan Abed, Chair of the University Board, AHM Ahsan, Vice-President, Export Promotion Office, Ministry of Commerce Secretaries Maleka Khairunnesa (Admin Wing), Md Hafizur Rahman, (Export Wing), Md Hafizur Rahman (WTO Cell), Md Monsur Alam, (Administration Wing), Bablu Kumar Saha, General Manager of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection, Sheikh Shoebul Alam, Registrar of Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms and Brigadier General Md Ariful Hassan, Chairman of TCB, among others, joined the event.