1. Cold storage facilities serving the supply chain, especially fresh produce for export.

2. Fresh produce production for local and export markets.

3. Production of fertilizers and cultivation of seeds.

4. Eco-friendly jute production, supported by jute technology development institutes.

5. Shrimp farming.

6. Halal foods.

7. Milk and dairy products.

8. High value-added foods for export, including herbs, spices, nuts and pulses.


1. Manufacturing of semiconductors could be established as a stand alone industry.

2. Bangladesh is going to be one of the largest cell-phone markets in South Asia.

3. The home appliance market in Bangladesh is growing rapidly.

4. The labor-intensive nature of the electronic industry matches the ability of Bangladesh to provide a high skilled labor source.

Light Engineering

1. Increasingly affluent middle class creating demand for consumer durables.

2. About 40,000 small scale light engineering enterprises existing over the country.

3. Export-oriented production has experienced strong growth in past few years.

4. Currently about 10,000 types of different items are manufactured for the local industry.

5. As demand grows for engineering and electronic goods, so does demand for light engineering products.

6. Government provides cash incentive facilities to exporters of value-added light engineering products.


1. Technical expertise and skilled manpower in tableware and other ceramics.

2. Clean gas reserves in certain locations to fire kilns for competitive cost advantage.

3. Bangladesh ceramic tableware has a good reputation in the international markets like

4. North America and EU countries.

5.Sanitaryware and insulators have a strong domestic demand as well as international market demand.

Leather and Leather Goods

1. Abundant, low cost labor – ideal for labor intensive industry.

2. Good quality domestic supply of raw materials, as by-products of large livestock industry.

3. Government support in the form of tax holidays, duty free imports of raw materials and machinery for export-                               oriented leather market, export incentives.

4. Tariff and quota free access to major markets such as the EU.

Garments and Textiles

1. Cost and quality of products that are produced on time, reliably and very competitively with a highly skilled labor force.

2. A unique regional location for expansion into key Eastern and other markets.

3. Favored trading status with the EU and the USA.

4. Clusters of companies providing a local supplier base with real depth in skilled labor, training and technical development facilities.

Power Industry

Power Industry in recent times

At present, 48.5% of the total population of Bangladesh is enjoying the electric facilities. As of April 2010, the total numbers of transmission and distribution lines are recorded to 8,359 km and 266,460 km respectively. However, 53,281 villages have been electrified so far. In Bangladesh per capita generation is 220 KW hr which is comparatively lower than other developed countries in the world.

Recent Status:

Installed capacity (Feb 2011)          6,658 MW

Derated generation capacity            5,480 MW

Generation                                       3,900-4,300 MW

Maximum generation (Feb 2011)   4,699 MW

Peak demand                                   5,800 MW

Access to electricity                        47%

Per capita generation 220 KW hr