The government managed to restore 40 percent of RMG orders which had been cancelled by foreign buyers amid the coronavirus pandemic, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said today.
“This was possible because our prime minister had a special concern about it. She talked to the heads of the states urging them to make sure that the supply chain of our RMG products was not affected,” he said while inaugurating an art exhibition, “Art Against Corona”, at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
He said at present, the readymade garment sector was doing better than other times, with Bangladesh exporting more than $3 billion worth of RMG products each month.
AK Abdul Momen said the GDP growth of Bangladesh was the highest in Asia.
The growth has been recorded at 5.2 percent, although the World Bank and IMF projected it to be between 1.38 to 3.38 percent this year.
“This is a success beyond imagination. It’s been proved that we are a heroic nation even during the coronavirus pandemic,” the foreign minister said.