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$30 billion garment exports hinge on tech upgrade

Bangladesh will not be able to raise its garment exports to $30 billion by 2015 and $50 billion by 2021 without improving workers' productivity and upgrading technology, analysts said yesterday. 0e0bd15409017d1caf83e672a693438720130910 "The garment sector is going through a transition. Its restructure has become very essential," said Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished fellow of the Center for Policy Dialogue. "Developing the capacity of workers would play a key role in t...

Bangladesh becoming Asia’s next major startup hub

Poverty, natural disasters, and cheap labor may be what you would normally associate with Bangladesh, but the country could be Asia’s next major startup hub. “Bangladesh is becoming a land of opportunity,” says Samad Miraly, a Canadian-Bangladeshi angel investor based in Dhaka. “It’s a place where extraordinary people are doing extraordinary things, and no one really knows about it.” branding-BangladeshAnd that’s precisely what a group of Bangladeshi millennials are changing by pla...