Bangladesh: SASEC Vision Document National Consultation Workshop
21 Nov 2016
The National Consultation Workshop for the draft SASEC Vision document was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 21 November 2016, hosted by the Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh, with assistance from the SASEC Secretariat.
- Discussed key elements of the draft SASEC Vision document, including the roadmaps of SASEC countries;
- Discussed the draft SASEC Vision with stakeholders from the Government of Bangladesh and representatives of the private sector; and
- Obtained inputs for consideration in the revision and finalization of the Vision document.
The Workshop was opened by Mr. Kazuhiko Higuchi, Country Director, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Bangladesh Resident Mission. The Chairman Mr. Mohammad Mejbahuddin, Senior Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh, delivered the welcome remarks.
The Workshop was attended by over 40 participants, with senior officials from various government ministries and agencies, including Finance; Planning Commission; Power, Energy and Mineral Resources; Road Transport and Bridges; Civil Aviation and Tourism; Industries; Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation; together with representatives of the private sector
The SASEC Vision is the program’s long-term strategy, laying out a road map to achieve the fundamental SASEC goal of increasing trade and economic cooperation within South Asia, creating linkages to Southeast Asia, and promoting sustained and inclusive economic growth through regional cooperation. The Secretariat is holding a series of national workshops in all SASEC countries, to ensure a full consultative process in preparing the SASEC Vision.
The SASEC Vision Document National Workshop in all six countries is funded through ADB technical assistance projects.