Bangladesh Business Summit 2023 Outcome Report

Infrastructure

Building Connectivity & Production Infrastructure for the next Phase of Growth: Investing in Logistics & Economic Zones

March 12, 2023
12:00 PM

The Government of Bangladesh has increased infrastructure investments since the fiscal year (FY2016). According to the government’s 7th Five Year Plan (FY2016–FY2020), infrastructure finance needs to reach 4.2% of GDP per annum, or about $14 billion (FY2019), to maintain the growth momentum.

The infrastructure sector comprises energy, power, transport, urban, education, and health sectors. More prominently, the Strategic Transport Plan 2015–2035 proposes five mass rapid transit systems, two bus rapid transit systems, three ring roads, eight radial roads, and six expressways, among others. According to the Revisiting The Power System Master Plan 2016, to meet up future demand and maintain reserve margin, the country’s generation capacity needs to increase by 74.5 gigawatts from 2020 to 2041. From 2017 to 2025, an average investment of $9–10 billion per annum is needed, for aggregated generation, transmission, and related costs. The government plans also call for increased investments in economic zones and the urban, health, and tertiary education sectors.

a. Economic Zones
b. Logistics
c. Power & Energy

Session Objectives:
• Disseminate the need for modern, world class infrastructure for supporting Bangladesh’s future growth needs.
• Highlight the impressive development in infrastructure and the national priority/efforts /GoB program in infrastructure space.
• Highlight the investment opportunities, particularly in the areas focusing on logistics, special economic zones, power and energy.
• Highlight the necessary policy and markets actions to realize the potential.

 

USD 40 BILLION INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT GROWTH

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Expected Session Guests and Speakers

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Session Chair

Mohammad Salahuddin

Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office

The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

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Guest of Honor

Mr. AK Azad

Former President

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI)

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Key Note Speaker

Dr. Masrur Reaz

Chairman

Policy Exchange Bangladesh

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Guest of Honor

Mr. Qian Keming

Vice Minister of Commerce

People's Republic of China

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Moderator

Abul Kasem Khan

Director

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI)

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Panelist

Mr. Jowher Rizvi

Managing Director

Summit Alliance Port Limited

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Panelist

Alfred Sim

Head of Cargo Solutions, Northeast Asia

PSA International Pte Ltd

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Panelist

Md. Miarul Haque

Managing Director

DHL Express Bangladesh

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Panelist

Abdoulaye Seck

Country Director , Bangladesh

The World Bank

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Panelist

Mr. Shamimul Haque

Country Director

Dubai Port World

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