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PM seeks Japanese support to become developed nation by 2041​

Published: June 16, 2022 19:25:28

PM seeks Japanese support to become developed nation by 2041


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought Japanese support to fulfil Bangladesh's vision to become a developed nation by 2041.

The prime minister on Thursday said, "Japan-Bangladesh-Comprehensive Partnership" has been launched to take the friendly ties between the two countries to a new height of a strategic partnership.

"We have launched the 'Japan-Bangladesh Comprehensive Partnership' to elevate the friendly relationship to a new height.

Sheikh Hasina said, “Our comprehensive partnership is now poised to be raised to a strategic partnership in the near future."

In a video message aired in a programme in Tokyo marking the celebration of the 50 years of cooperation between Bangladesh and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), she sought Japanese support to fulfil Bangladesh's vision to become a developed nation by 2041.

She recalled that Bangladesh remained deeply grateful for the invaluable support and contribution of Japan and its people during the War of Liberation, reports BSS.

Sheikh Hasina expressed her belief that sincerity, friendship and mutual respect are the core values for long-lasting bilateral relations.

Bangladesh and Japan have been maintaining and furthering relations based on those values and common interests, she stated.

She recalled that Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman laid the foundation of Bangladesh-Japan relations through his maiden visit to Tokyo in 1973.

The premier also remembered her own visits to Japan in 1992, 1997, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2019 as well as the visit of the then Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe to Bangladesh in 2014 to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

Highlighting JICA's contribution to the development of Bangladesh, the premier said Bangladesh recognises Japan as one of the most trusted friends and the single largest development partner.

She said that starting from USD 10.6 million commodity grant aid in the financial year 1971-72, JICA's financial assistance portfolio to Bangladesh now stands at USD 28 billion.

To this end, she said Matarbari Coal-based Power Plant, Matarbari Port Development Project, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Rail Bridge over the river Jamuna, Metro-rail network in Dhaka and Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Expansion Project are being implemented with JICA's assistance.

The Prime Minister said, "Bangladesh is marching forward to fulfil the Father of the Nation's dream of turning Bangladesh into a developed nation, while it has already attained recognition for graduating to a developing country in 2026."

On the occasion of the 50 years of the Bangladesh-JICA relationship, Sheikh Hasina conveyed her warmest greetings to the Emperor and the Empress of Japan as well as extended her deepest greetings and heartiest felicitations to the Prime Minister and the friendly people of Japan.

 

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PM seeks Japanese support to become developed nation by 2041​

Published: June 16, 2022 19:25:28

PM seeks Japanese support to become developed nation by 2041


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought Japanese support to fulfil Bangladesh's vision to become a developed nation by 2041.

The prime minister on Thursday said, "Japan-Bangladesh-Comprehensive Partnership" has been launched to take the friendly ties between the two countries to a new height of a strategic partnership.

"We have launched the 'Japan-Bangladesh Comprehensive Partnership' to elevate the friendly relationship to a new height.

Sheikh Hasina said, “Our comprehensive partnership is now poised to be raised to a strategic partnership in the near future."

In a video message aired in a programme in Tokyo marking the celebration of the 50 years of cooperation between Bangladesh and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), she sought Japanese support to fulfil Bangladesh's vision to become a developed nation by 2041.

She recalled that Bangladesh remained deeply grateful for the invaluable support and contribution of Japan and its people during the War of Liberation, reports BSS.

Sheikh Hasina expressed her belief that sincerity, friendship and mutual respect are the core values for long-lasting bilateral relations.

Bangladesh and Japan have been maintaining and furthering relations based on those values and common interests, she stated.

She recalled that Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman laid the foundation of Bangladesh-Japan relations through his maiden visit to Tokyo in 1973.

The premier also remembered her own visits to Japan in 1992, 1997, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2019 as well as the visit of the then Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe to Bangladesh in 2014 to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

Highlighting JICA's contribution to the development of Bangladesh, the premier said Bangladesh recognises Japan as one of the most trusted friends and the single largest development partner.

She said that starting from USD 10.6 million commodity grant aid in the financial year 1971-72, JICA's financial assistance portfolio to Bangladesh now stands at USD 28 billion.

To this end, she said Matarbari Coal-based Power Plant, Matarbari Port Development Project, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Rail Bridge over the river Jamuna, Metro-rail network in Dhaka and Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Expansion Project are being implemented with JICA's assistance.

The Prime Minister said, "Bangladesh is marching forward to fulfil the Father of the Nation's dream of turning Bangladesh into a developed nation, while it has already attained recognition for graduating to a developing country in 2026."

On the occasion of the 50 years of the Bangladesh-JICA relationship, Sheikh Hasina conveyed her warmest greetings to the Emperor and the Empress of Japan as well as extended her deepest greetings and heartiest felicitations to the Prime Minister and the friendly people of Japan.

How a country’s PM can think his/her country can develop by getting all the helps not only from Japan but from all the developed countries together? Can they help BD to develop?

Western countries have been helping BD since 1947 and then since 1971. But, it remains an underdeveloped basket countrY.

Hasina Bibi should not talk cheap. She should rather industrialize the country. This will produce new wealth, the govt will get many types of taxes, and this money will be spent on beautification projects.

Hasina’s policy is to put the cart in front of the horses. So, there is no prospect of durable development. There is no shortcut route to achieve this.
 

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I think Hasina actually means "Newly Industrialized Country".

That is at the very bottom of the pecking order in terms of developed country and more than like a higher "middle-income" country.

Possible but BD needs to grow at 8%+ average sustained between now and 2041.
 

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Recent stories from/about BD development have been quite inspiring. If they can develop a few strong industries with Japanese help and reduce single point risks that should vault them to next level.

Also sometime ago I'd read about climate change impact on BD could be severe. That could be another area where Japan and others can help mitigate.
 

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Recent stories from/about BD development have been quite inspiring. If they can develop a few strong industries with Japanese help and reduce single point risks that should vault them to next level.

Also sometime ago I'd read about climate change impact on BD could be severe. That could be another area where Japan and others can help mitigate.



BD is on well on it's way to diversifying exports with home electronics, shipbuilding, pharma and IT.

Just one company Walton will export more than 100 million US dollars in home electronics in this fiscal ending June 30 - growing many hundreds of per cent each year now.


Climate change - BD has been working with the Netherlands for many years now on sea defences. Holland are the foremost experts in this area.
 

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I think Hasina actually means "Newly Industrialized Country".

That is at the very bottom of the pecking order in terms of developed country and more than like a higher "middle-income" country.

Possible but BD needs to grow at 8%+ average sustained between now and 2041.
Are you kidding? Since when BD has become a Newly Industrial country when it even imports nuts and bolts from India and China?

BD will remain an underdeveloped country whatever the UN may designate it.

Don’t please joke with your middle-income designation. The way people like you are guiding, do you think BD will ever get out of low-income designation?

No industrial base means no graduation from low-income trap.
 

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Recent stories from/about BD development have been quite inspiring. If they can develop a few strong industries with Japanese help and reduce single point risks that should vault them to next level.

Also sometime ago I'd read about climate change impact on BD could be severe. That could be another area where Japan and others can help mitigate.

Bangladesh has been partnering with the Netherlands on this who has experience building dykes, bunds and tackling sea water incursion. Since three decades ago.

 

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Bangladesh has been partnering with the Netherlands on this who has experience building dykes, bunds and tackling sea water incursion. Since three decades ago.
Yes, Holland is helping BD for a long three decades, yet our own people could not be mobilized to learn and do similar things. No other country, except, perhaps, Pakistan would keep on getting foreign helps to do tiny things.

A country is developed when its institutions are developed and its people are trained and have established proper systems. BD people lack these qualities.
 

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Yes, Holland is helping BD for a long three decades, yet our own people could not be mobilized to learn and do similar things. No other country, except, perhaps, Pakistan would keep on getting foreign helps to do tiny things.

A country is developed when its institutions are developed and its people are trained and have established proper systems. BD people lack these qualities.

They get trained and they leave for greener pastures because the govt. pays piss poor salaries. Salaries have to be raised substantially in Bangladesh for people to live here.
 
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They get trained and they leave for greener pastures because the govt. pays piss poor salaries. Salaries have to be raised substantially in Bangladesh for people to live here.
As far as I understand, ordinary people cannot be trained to become civil engineers. I also do not think the BD govt cares anything about setting up institutions in the private level.

Your old mindset is talking about govt engineers. However, it is the private company engineers who would learn how to do the PLANNING, survey and design/drawings of a project and Holland engineers train them in respective fields and go back.

In the 2nd step, a trained local company is given the project and the Holland company is made the Consultant. This is how our own people learn more and then contribute, and the nation develops by itself.

I have never heard our talented politicians ever thought in this line. Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and China went through this process.

But, Hasina/ Khaleda have little knowledge on how to make transfer of technology to happen. In this way, Golden BD will remain as dependent on foreign countries as it is now and was in the past.
 

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Japan now follow western. If western wants BD to remain under developed. No point asking help from Japan.

Japan does not get involved in local politics. Period. Their main interest is establishing low-wage manufacturing, same like they did in early stages in China.

Japan lets the West do whatever politicking they do.

Their other main focus is building infra projects (Marubeni, Kajima, Obayashi and Shimizu Corporations all involved).

They are involved in the seven mega projects inside Dhaka (Capital), mainly in building a very large six-phase metro (1st stage completed), a huge addition to the airport. and also in three/four very large projects outside Dhaka (Very large Rail bridges) and building export zones in various locations.

Needless to say - Chinese large govt. agencies like MBEC and CCECC are also heavily involved in Bangladesh.
 
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Japan does not get involved in local politics. Period. Their main interest is establishing low-wage manufacturing, same like they did in early stages in China.

Japan lets the West do whatever politicking they do.

Their other main focus is building infra projects. They are involved in the seven mega projects inside Dhaka (Capital), mainly in building a very large six-phase metro (1st stage completed) and also in three/four very large projects outside Dhaka (Very large Rail bridges) and building export zones in various locations.
They follow US policy closely. For example, Japan semi con expansion plan in China are mull becos of US advise. If BD is not part of US grand plan. many policies will not be favourable for BD or economy development will be hindered.
 

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