Are obtained from the physical environment
and meet human needs - potential or actual
and natural or human-made.
Renewable and Non Renewable-stock based
Biotic and Abiotic-source based
Ubiquitous and Localised-distribution based
Bangladesh- the journey from a basket
case towards a developed economy
Vision 2021-Agenda 2030-Vision 2041-BDP 2100
Achievement of Bangladesh over the past years
Restricting population growth rate. (2.5% to 1.03%)
Reductions in Total Fertility Rate (6.9 to 2.4)
Innovations in food production. (Rice 10mt to self-sufficiency)
Expertise in Disaster management. (Casualties of Cyclone)
Enhancement of life expectancy at birth. (47 to 73.4)
Enhancement of per capita income. (US$ 94.38 to US$ 1969)
Enhancement of GDP growth rate. (4% to 8.2% /1.4%)
Current status of Bangladesh
Bangladesh is still a low-income developing country.
At least 20% people are living below poverty line.
78% of the labour force are engaged in low productivity, low
income jobs with around 44% in agriculture.
Collection of tax revenue is very poor.
Risk of environment and climate change
Access to secondary & tertiary education is limited.
Quality of education at all levels is poor.
The poor are severely disadvantaged.
RESOURCEFUL SECTORS/AREAS OF
Geo-political location, Human resources, Education,
Agro processing industry, Renewable Energy- Solar
power, Wind power, Tidal Wave, Biogas,
Geothermal Energy, Electronics and electronic
assembly, Air Transportation, Ship Building
Industry, Ceramics, Pharmaceuticals, Computer
Software Development, Data Entry and Data
Processing and off course Tourism.
TOURISM IN BANGLADESH: KEY FACTS OF 2020 (WTTC)
GDP: TOTAL CONTRIBUTION
The total contribution of Travel & Tourism was 1.7% of GDP in 2020 (2.7%
in2019), and is forecast to rise by 6.8% pa and will be 4.6% of GDP in 2028.
EMPLOYMENT: TOTAL CONTRIBUTION
In 2020, the total contribution of Travel & Tourism was 2.3 % (2.9% in 2019) of
total employment. This is expected to rise by 2.7% pa and will be 4.2% of total
jobs in 2028.
Visitors spent 0.3% (BDT 12.2bn) of total exports in 2020 (0.8% in 2019) and is
expected to grow by 6.2% pa and in 2028 total exports will be BDT 35.8 bn.
Travel & Tourism investment in 2017 was 1.4% of total investment. It should rise
by 6.1% pa over the next ten years and will be 1.5% of total in 2028.
Discuss in your group and identify one sector/place that in
view of your group has huge economic potential.
Why the sector/place you identified is potential?
What are the strengths of the sector/place you are talking
What are the weaknesses of the sector/place that needs
Prepare an Action Plan to address the weaknesses/obstacles
you have identified.
Group Presentation - 03 minutes + 1 minute for Q & A