Bangladesh's Potential as a Regional Economic Corridor

The Financial Express, (2016)

3 Pages Posted: 23 May 2016

Date Written: May 21, 2016


Bangladesh is located at a very strategic position in South Asia. It is connecting countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) states. One can reach the doorstep of half of the world population within 24 hours in a motor vehicle from Bangladesh. This means one can have direct access to the half of the world market here to build a channel of distribution especially of consumer goods. The Asian Highway, the inter- SAARC connectivity, will highlight Bangladesh's prospect in tomorrow's business world as a hub between SAARC and ASEAN member-states.

Keywords: Regional Economic Integration, Regional Trade, Regional Development

JEL Classification: O18, P25

Suggested Citation

Abdin, Md. Joynal, Bangladesh's Potential as a Regional Economic Corridor (May 21, 2016). The Financial Express, (2016). Available at SSRN:

Md. Joynal Abdin (Contact Author)

DCCI Business Institute (DBI) ( email )

DCCI Building (11th Floor), 65-66 Motijheel C/A
Dhaka, 1000

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