Women have made a significant contribution to the socio-economic transformation of the country in the last 50 years, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan said Saturday.
"Bangladesh has emerged as a role model of development in the world. The country has qualified to graduate into a developing nation from a least developed country (LDC)," he said.
"All people of Bangladesh – both men and women – are behind the achievements of the country," Faruque added.
He was addressing a programme organised by Women and e-Commerce (WE) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's Independence and the 4th anniversary of the organisation.
Faruque said, "Defying various odds, women are making their marks in different fields, including politics, government, business, and service. "Bangladesh has an immense opportunity to grow further where women have a great role to play."
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen attended the programme as the chief guest.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister for information and communication technology, and Meher Afroze Chumki, former state minister for women and children affairs, were present.
Director of Giant Group Sharmeen Hassan Tithi also attended the event.