Dhaka, Nov. 27 -- Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Manmohan Parkash has expressed the optimism that Bangladesh will be known as a 'technically advanced nation' producing large ships through development of skills.

"It's (shipbuilding) a hidden gem," he told UNB after visiting Western Marine Shipyard at Patiya upazila of Chattogram district where he witnessed progress under a programme - skills for employment investment.

He said Bangladesh has tremendous potentials with its economy growing at 7 to 8 percent currently but the growth can become 8-10 percent if people are trained with the right education. "I've absolutely no doubt."

Parkash highlighted five things -- good policymaking, good tech management, investing in ...