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Bangladesh aims to leap beyond textiles with help from South Korea

Garment export leader expands into tech, energy and other emerging industries

Workers at a garment factory in Bangladesh. South Korean companies, whose transfer of technical know-how helped Bangladesh become the world’s second-largest textiles exporter, are looking at the potential of other emerging sectors. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

DHAKA -- The country that helped Bangladesh catapult it to an apparel export powerhouse is now aiming to diversify the South Asian nation away from the sector that has sustained it for decades: textiles.

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