Bangladesh, Nov. 12 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday put emphasis on rapid industrialisation without reducing food production in the country.

"Since our economy is agriculture-dependent one, industrialisation is badly needed for reducing dependent on agriculture," she said while addressing the 34th meeting of the Board of Governors of the Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA).

Sheikh Hasina, also the Chairperson of BEPZA Board of Governors, presided over the meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office.

She said industrialisation is essential to generate employment, increase export volume, internal demand and purchasing capacity, and improve socioeconomic condition of people alongside developing the country furt...