A three-member Chinese Delegation which included Mr Jin Cheng, Deputy Director-General, Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Yunnan Province; Mr Lei Zhuning, Associate Research Fellow, Academy of Social Science of Yunnan Province; Ms Yang Xiaoyu, Staff Member, Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Yunnan Province, visited CPD on 14 September 2010. They met senior CPD officials and discussed the content and draft programme of the upcoming ninth Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar (BCIM) Forum to be held in Kunming and the measures to be taken for preparation of the BCIM Car Rally. CPD is the Bangladesh focal point for the BCIM Forum. The BCIM Forum is a civil society initiative to foster closer cooperation among the four countries. The meeting also discussed the implementation status of the issues raised in the eighth Forum held in Myanmar in 2008.
Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue Mustafizur Rahman said Bangladesh has more potential but it should ensure shorter lead time, high standard of compliance, higher productivity and capacity at factory level and competitive prices for remaining the top choice of retailers and brands.