Bangladesh National Day 2017 in Hong Kong

Bangladesh welcomed the community to the Holiday Inn Golden Mile to celebrate their National Day!


On Monday 27 March, 2017, the Bangladesh Consulate General hosted a reception in celebration of the 46th anniversary of the independence and national day of The People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

The late hours of 25 March, 1971, marked the start of a war for Bangladeshi independence from Pakistan which lasted for nine months. After two decades of economic fluctuations, the South Asian country has managed a steady increase in its GDP growth rate since early 1990s and became the second fastest growing major economy of 2016 according to the IMF.

Addressing the floor, Bangladesh Consul General Mohammad Sarwar Mahmood said his country will join the top 30 economies in terms of GDP by 2030. Financial Secretary Paul Chan, the guest of honour, also hailed the fast-growing market, adding that investments from Hong Kong are rapidly flowing into this Belt and Road country. A year ago, the city hosted the 4th Bangladesh Investment Summit.

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Malaysian Consul General Tengku Sirajuzzaman bin Tengku Mohamed Ariffin (left) with Qatari Economic Advisor Anas Hafez.

Among the distinguished guests were Deputy Commissioner Song Ru’an of the Chinese MFA office in Hong Kong, Malaysian Consul General Tengku Sirajuzzaman bin Tengku Mohamed Ariffin, Kuwaiti Consul General Khaled B Al-Mutairi, Qatari Economic Advisor Anas Hafez and Director of Protocol Judy Li.

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Alex Fok

Alex Fok

Alex Fok is a Harbour Times journalist monitoring Hong Kong’s daily political scene and diplomatic updates. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick and his master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a former committee member of the Warwick-based Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society (WHKPASS) and was the chief editor of the society’s magazine – PASSTIMES.
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