About Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka is the commercial center
of Bangladesh. The city has a moderate-sized middle
class population, driving the market for modern consumer and
Many skilled workers are employed in the businesses and
industries located in the Dhaka metropolitan area. The city has
historically attracted large number of migrant workers.
Half the workforce is employed in household and unorganised
labour, while about 800,000 work in the textile industry.
According to CityMayors Statistics, Dhaka's GDP registered
at $92 billion in 2008 with an annual growth rate of 7.6%. Its
estimated GDP in the year 2020 is $160 billion.
The annual per capita income of Dhaka is estimated at $3600.
The main commercial area of the city include Motijheel, Mirpur,
Panthapath and Gulshan, Banani|, Uttara.
Bashundhara City is a developing economic area that will
include high-tech industries, corporations and a large shopping
mall in about 5 years.
The Export Processing Zone in Dhaka was set up to encourage
the export of garments, textiles and other goods. Dhaka has two
EPZ's. They are home to 413 industries, which employ mostly
The Dhaka Stock Exchange is based in the city, as are most
of the large companies and banks of Bangladesh, including the
Bangladesh Bank, HSBC, Citibank and the Grameen Bank.
Urban developments have sparked a widespread construction
boom, causing new high-rise buildings and skyscrapers to change
the city landscape.
Growth has been especially strong in the finance, banking,
manufacturing, telecommunications and services sectors, while
tourism, hotels and restaurants continue as important elements
of the Dhaka economy.
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