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BD needs to build good regional system: Mozena

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A Correspondent Comilla: US Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan W Mozena on Saturday said Bangladesh will have to build a good regional system with India and Myanmar and enhance its trade ties with the neighbors. He also suggested Bangladesh to enhance its trade ties with Indian seven-sister states utilizing the easier communication system. Mozena made the remarks while talking to journalists at Comilla Circuit House on completion of his 64-district tour. The US envoy said Bangladesh will emerge as one of the key economic giants in the world if it can overcome the challenges it is now facing. He said Bangladesh is working to overcome the challenges in the areas of electricity, gas, communication system, education and health for turning the country into a middle-income one. “Bangladesh is a country of enormous potential,” he said adding that the country will one day roar in the global economy as a tiger. He termed Comilla and Chittagong very rich regions and described why. The envoy appreciated the role of Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (Bard) and said so far his knowledge goes there is no such development institution in the world. Senior government officials and officials of the US Embassy in Dhaka were also present.