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close this book Developing the non-farm sector in Bangladesh
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Rural industry and export-led growth


Export oriented activities are virtually nonexistent in rural Bangladesh, setting it very far behind the East Asian countries. But there is potential for establishing export activities on a broad scale. The sudden rise of the ready-made garments industry in the urban sector shows that local initiative can yield good results and that foreign capital combined with technical assistance can play a vital role.